How often do you install a clean version of a Windows operating system either for yourself or somebody else?
But if it does, don't panic – we've got you covered.
Read on to learn how to fix common problems with Windows updates.
Also, Microsoft Windows XP has reached the end of its product support life cycles.
Microsoft no longer offers technical support or updates for this release.
To use Microsoft Update1 - Connect to the Internet and go to the Microsoft Update website or click Microsoft Update on any site.
(If you've already turned it on you'll skip straight to Step 7 .) 2 - Click Start Now, and then click Continue. To turn on Automatic Updates, click Turn it on now. 5 - Click Check for Updates.6 - Now that you have set up the Microsoft Update service and turned on Automatic Updates, click Check for Updates.
Whether you’re installing a new Windows by choice or by necessity, you will soon be pretty sick of wasting hours downloading all the hotfixes from Windows Update and continuously downloading patch after patch.
Having just installed Windows 7 to see how many updates are available for the most popular version of Windows, it’s quite shocking to see it has 117 important updates ready to be downloaded!
Speaking of running smoothly, however, these updates don't always do that.
In recent versions of Windows Microsoft has tried to make the process as pain-free as possible, but with so many hardware and software configurations out there, there's always the chance that some unexpected problem will crop up.
With the multitude of viruses on the Internet and security risks to systems, it is crucial to keep computers updated with the latest Microsoft security patches.