Any operating system must be kept up to date. Without the updates,
your computer will become increasingly more vulnerable to new threats.
Some of these threats are made possible by weaknesses discovered in
Windows after Windows was released. Other weaknesses became apparent as
new technology creates a weakness where there was none before.
Windows has made it easy to keep up to date
You can perform Windows Update automatically, prompted or manually.
Windows ME, 2000 & XP:
To set Windows Update on automatic (recommended for most home users)
Right click "My Computer"
Click "Automatic Updates"
Place check in "Keep my computer up to date"
Also place a bullet in "Automatically download the updates"
NOTE: Be sure your computer is powered on the day/time you set.
To set Windows Update to prompt for the updates choose one of the other
two bullets on that page.
To manually update:
Start/All Programs/Windows Update
Follow the prompts.
Double click "My Computer"
Double click "Scheduled Tasks"
Double click "Windows Critical Update Notification"
You can make selections as desired.
If the option is not available install Windows Critical Update
1. Go here:
2. Click "Scan for updates"
3. On the left side click "Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition"
4. Click "Add" by "Windows Critical Update Notification recommended
5. Click "Review and install updates"
6. Click "Install Now"
should install ALL Critical Updates.
Install the Recommended Updates that you have determined apply to you.
Get the drivers directly from the manufacturer
Also see Driver Updates
If you have not updated in a while, you may have a lot of updates.
Install Service Packs first and by itself
Install updates no more than three at a time.
Install next three.
Don't forget to check for and install updates for
other software such as