Windows® 7 software updates

How to download and install Windows software updates?

Windows software updates are service provided by the Microsoft which provides the updates for the Operating System of Windows and for the other software installed in it. The access to the Windows updates could be disabled by an optional feature. By enabling the Windows updates, you could update not only your Operating System but also the Microsoft software running under the Windows like Microsoft Office, Expression Studio, etc. An Internet connection is necessary for getting the Windows updates. You could get the Windows software updates through Windows update website, critical update notification tool or utility, automatic updates, Microsoft updates, office updates etc.

Below mentioned are the tips for downloading and installing the Windows software updates and its benefits:

  • Windows Website

  • Automatic updates

  • Benefits of the Windows Software Updates

Windows Website

The Microsoft provides a fully fledged Internet website for the software updates. The access to the additional download could be attained through the Windows update link on the start menu. The Windows updates needs Internet explorer or a third party web browser. The applied web browser must use a Microsoft's MSHTML layout engine and should support the use of an ActiveX control. The Active X control determines which updates were needed and would download the list of all the available softwares on Windows Update into your computer when they visited the update web site.

Automatic updates

Microsoft releases the automatic updates as a replacement for the critical update notification tool. Automatic updates have got the ability to download and install the software updates without the help of a web browser. The automatic updates client checks the Windows update server daily. Then it provides an option for installing the updated one. In the Windows Me installation, you are incited through a notification balloon to configure the automatic updates client.

Benefits of the Windows Software Updates

The Windows software updates helps you to find and fixes the problems related with the products from the Microsoft. You could download and install the updated softwares and files manually or automatically. So you could keep your computer up to date. The recent updation makes your system well protected against the newly born viruses and Trojans. With the Windows software update, you could enjoy and work with all the newly released softwares which are compatible with your system without any loss of money in purchasing them.

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