Updating window xp

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If your original decision isn't working out, or you need to change how it works to avoid repeating an auto-update issue, like what happens on some Patch Tuesdays, you can simply adjust how Windows receives and installs updates.

Depending on your version of Windows, this could mean downloading but not installing the updates, notifying you but not downloading them, or even disabling Windows Update completely.

Show me detailed notifications when new Microsoft software is available: This is pretty self-explanatory - check it if you want to get notifications, via Windows Update, when Microsoft software you don't have installed is available for your computer.

Windows Update is more an online service than an integrated part of Windows XP, but the update Here are more details on what those four choices actually mean for your Windows Update experience in Windows XP: Automatic (recommended): Windows Update will automatically check for, download, and install updates, with no input from you needed.

Updates that don't require a restart will install right away but ones that do won't restart your computer without your permission.

screen is for: Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows: This is pretty self-explanatory.

At the very least, make sure you choose an option where you're notified of new updates, even if you choose not to have them automatically download or install. I also do not recommend turning off automatic updating.

Letting Windows Update check, download, and automatically install updates is a very good way to make sure you're protected from being exploited by security issues after they're discovered.

Notify me but don't automatically download or install them: Windows Update will check for new updates from Microsoft, and let you know about them, but they won't be downloaded and installed until you say so.

You'll have to explicitly choose to install the updates either from Windows Update or during the next shutdown process.

Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them: With this option, Windows Update will check for and notify you of available updates but you'll need to manually approve the download and installation of them.

Open does not impact security related patches and is not available in Windows 10 Home.

Choose how updates are delivered: These options allow you to enable or disable the downloading, as well as the uploading, of Windows Update related files around your local network or even the entire internet.

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