There's an easy, free way to help keep your PC safer and running smoothly. It's called Windows Update
. All you have to do is turn it on, and you'll get the latest security and other important updates from Microsoft automatically.
With automatic updating, you don't have to search for updates online or worry that critical fixes
for Windows might be missing from your PC. Windows Update automatically installs important updates
as they become available. You can also set Windows Update to install recommended updates
automatically or just let you know that they're available. Optional updates
, which include updates for other Microsoft products, aren't installed automatically. Windows Update won't add any apps to your PC without asking for your permission, nor will it take away anything you already have.
This tutorial will show you how to change Windows Update settings
to turn automatic updating
on or off to automatically download and install important and critical updates in Windows 8
, Windows RT
, Windows 8.1
, and Windows RT 8.1
You must be signed in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.