Configuring the computer for automatic Microsoft
Microsoft continually updates the Windows Vista operating system. HP recommends that
you run Windows Vista Update monthly to install these updates. One way to keep the
operating system up to date is to use the Automatic Updates feature.
When you are connected to the Internet, Windows Vista Update automatically notifies you
through a pop-up message or icon in the notification area when critical updates are
available. When you see the Windows Vista Update message, allow the updates to
download to your system. If you update the system weekly, or even monthly, the time
required for download is minimal.
To configure Automatic Updates:
Click the Windows Start Button
Click Control Panel.
Click Windows Update.
Click Change settings.
Select the desired configuration:
Install updates automatically (recommended) — This is the default
setting, and it enables you to specify a day and time to automatically download
and install recommended updates.
Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and
Never check for updates (not recommended) — This option makes the
computer more vulnerable to security threats and performance problems and is not
on the taskbar.
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