Is your computer running slowly, buggy, and gets infected with virus programs often? Updating Windows and your computer’s software may solve your problem. Updating Windows can fix problems, speed up your computer, and make it more safer.
Usually Updates for Windows and installed software like MS Office fix problems which currently exist for Windows and Windows software until you update Windows or install the latest version of your software. The updates replace buggy files with a new version of the file which fix the bug which can cause your computer or a program to freeze, crash, slow down, or interfere with other programs installed on your computer.
Windows Updates can also speed up your computer if the new updates fix performance problems with Windows, MS Office, and other Microsoft Software. Sometimes, Windows also update your driver software for your video card, sound card, network card, chipset, and other hardware. Updating your driver software for your computer hardware can speed up your computer games, and make them more stable since newer versions of driver software for your video card and sound card usually fixes bugs in previous versions, and can have newer features which optimizes the performance of your computer hardware when using them for newer games and software.
If you run Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus, you can run Windows Update to get the latest security updates for Microsoft Security Essentials. Windows update also releases Windows security updates for Windows, Microsoft office, Visual Studio, and other Microsoft software. Security Updates fixes known problems which virus programs, hackers, malware, and spyware can use to infect your computer, and make your computer slow and unsecure.
Usually Windows Updates install updates for Windows and Microsoft software automatically, but it is still a good idea to manually check for Windows update by going to your start menu and typing in Windows Update in the search textbox if your computer uses Windows Vista and 7. Some updates like Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus, service packs, hardware drivers and Silverlight only will install if you agree to install them on your PC.
Service packs are just a large amount of updates, and bug, performance and security fixes which fix a lot of problems at once when you do a windows update.
If you run Windows XP or older, you need to use Internet Explorer and go to update.microsoft.com to install the latest updates with Internet Explorer+Windows Updates. I recommend upgrading to Windows 7 if you still use Windows XP or older operating system like Windows 2000. Windows 7 is more secure, stable, runs better on newer hardware, and has a better user interface then previous versions of Microsoft Windows Operating System.
Before you do a Windows Update, it is best to back up your important computer files like documents, photos, music, etc just in case a Windows Updates breaks Windows which is rare. If in the rare chance your computer becomes unstable after a Windows Update, you can do a system restore by typing system restore in the search box on Windows 7 start menu, and pick a restore point before you updated Windows via Windows Update.
It is also a good idea to regularly keep your other software like web browsers, web browser add-ons, media players, office suite, media players, and other software up to date by installing the latest version since the latest version of software usually comes with bug fixes which make your software more stable, fast, and safer to use.
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