Thursday, September 12, 2013

How To Update Your Windows XP OS

Windows XP is an operating system that was released on August 24 2001, and since then it has been in the market for all these years. Windows XP can be referred to as the most successful operating system ever released by Microsoft.

You can update the system files of your operating system with the help of a tool present in Windows XP known as the Windows Update program. You set the Windows Update program to download the updates automatically to your system with the help of Windows XP help instructions. Having latest updates in the system means that you have the latest security patches and other software patches that will keep your computer secure from hackers and other security risks.

In addition, if you have latest updates installed in your system, you can install and use optional drivers and software in the PC. If you are using the internet connection from a network it is, possible that the network may prevent you from downloading the updates, in this case you will require gaining permission from the network administrator to do the same. Follow the below given instructions to install Windows updates to your system.

  • Connect your system to the internet. If you are reading these instructions in offline mode, the first thing you need to do is connect your system to the internet.
  • Now click on the Start button at the left side of the taskbar and then click on Windows Update from the All Programs menu.
  • Now the Windows Update window will appear, in this window, click on the Scan for updates button to search for new updates.
  • When the scan is completed, a page appears showing all the updates that are available for your system.
  • .Now click on the Review button and then select the updates you want to install and remove those you do not want to install by clicking on the Remove button
  • Now after making sure that you have removed all the unwanted updates, click on the Install Now button to start downloading the updates to your system.
  • After the download is completed, the installation process will start and your system may restart during the process.

If you follow the simple steps illustrated above from the Windows XP help and support center, you will be able to run Windows Update in your Windows XP computer with ease.

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