Video:How to Turn on Windows XP Automatic Updateswith Don Schechter
When Windows XP automatic updates are turned on, the system will search for available updates and download them to the machine. Follow the steps below to turn on Windows XP automatic updates to make sure that you're using the most up-to-date version.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Turn on Windows XP Automatic UpdatesHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I will show you how to turn on your Automatic Updates on Windows XP.
Reasons to Use Windows XP Automatic UpdatesWhen your Windows Automatic updates are turned on, your computer will regularly check for updates and install them automatically onto your computer. Its very easy, and doesnt require any work on your part. All you have to do is make sure that its turned on.
How to Turn on Windows XP Automatic UpdatesGo to your "Start Menu" and click on "Settings Control Panel Automatic Updates." A window will appear with some options for your automatic updates. Make sure that your "Automatic" option is selected. It is the recommended setting for you computer.
Tips for Applying Windows XP Automatic UpdatesYou can choose how often your computer will check for updates by selecting days and times. Mine is set for Everyday at 3AM.
You can also choose to "Download updates and choose when to install them," be notified about updates without installing them, or turn off automatic updates. Turning off the Automatic Updates is not recommended. Click OK when youre finished.
Another way to access your "Automatic Updates" window is to go to the "Start menu > Settings Control Panel System." In the "System" window, click on the "Automatic Updates" tab. Here, you can adjust all of your Automatic Updates settings.
When your updates are ready to be installed, a window will pop up, and you can choose whether to install them now or later.
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