Keep Your PC Up-to-Date
Have you ever been sitting at your PC at home and
noticed the little notification bubble coming from your task bar
informing you of Windows updates?
Perhaps you have never seen this kind of
Did you ever wonder how your PC knew about
the Daylight Savings Time change?
It is simple really.
Microsoft provides a free, online service
which will update your computer automatically.
Historically, Microsoft has provided updates
for Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office applications, Internet
Just about everything Microsoft makes has an
online update available for it.
And until recently, most of these update
mechanisms have been separate.
But in the last year or two, Microsoft has
gathered all these various updates into “Microsoft Updates.”
Microsoft Updates presents a central online
location to update almost all of your Microsoft operating systems and
You may still update individual components
if desired, such as performing “Windows Updates” without updating
Updating your PC is quite simple.
Open Internet Explorer and select the
“Tools” pull down menu.
Select the “Windows Update” option.
This will take you to the Microsoft Updates
The site will automatically evaluate your
Microsoft computer software and suggest updates.
You will have the option to do “Express”
updates or “Custom” updates.
In most cases, running the Express updates
The page will also provide an option to
provide Microsoft updates automatically.
This will allow the updates to be downloaded
and processes mostly behind the scenes without much intervention from
For more information or if you have
questions about Windows updates, please visit