How to Set Up Windows Update (Vista)?

As we know, Microsoft releases some important updates regularly, including the latest critical and security updates, device drivers, and other updates to ensure a higher standard of security and system reliability. So it’s very important for us to keep update with all recommended updates of Windows.

To check for Windows updates:


  • Click the ‘start’ button, select ‘All Programs’, and click ‘Windows Update’.

  • Click ‘Check for updates’ option in the left pane, then wait Windows to check for the latest updates available.

  • Click ‘Install updates’ when any updates are found.
    Note: To install optional updates, you need to ‘View available updates’ first, then select the ones you want to update.


If you don’t want to bother a manually update, or if you’re a forgetter, you’d better setup automatic update. It will save you a lot of trouble.


There are two types of automatic updates ‘Important’ and ‘Recommended’ updates.


To set up automatic Windows update:


  • Click the ‘start’ button, select ‘All Programs’, and click ‘Windows Update’.

  • Click ‘Change Settings’ in the left pane, and select ‘Install updates automatically’.(Recommended) You can make other selections as you want.

To maximize the protection of your computer, remember to update your Windows regularly.

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