Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Enable disable automatic updates in windows - All about windows updates



How to Turn On Automatic Updates

Click Start , click Control Panel , and then double-click System.

Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click one of the following options:

- Download the updates automatically and notify me when they are ready to be installed. (This is the default setting.)

- Notify me before downloading any updates and notify me again before installing them on my computer. 

How to Turn Off Automatic Updates 

Click Start , click Control Panel , and then double-click System.

Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click Turn off automatic updating. I want
to update my computer manually.

How to Update Your Files Manually by Using Windows Update
If you choose not to use automatic updating, you can still install specific updates from the Windows Update Web site. Windows Update is a catalog of items such as drivers, security fixes, critical updates, the latest Help files, and Internet products that you can download to keep your computer up-to-date.

Click Windows Update in Help and Support Center.

On the Windows Update home page, click Scan for updates.

Click Yes when you are prompted to install any required software or device drivers.

How to Have Windows Remind You About Pending Updates

Click Remind Me Later in the Automatic Updates dialog box before you download or install the update.

In the Reminder dialog box, you can specify the amount of time Windows should wait before reminding you.

If the reminder is for downloading, Windows reminds you only when you are connected to the Internet.

If the reminder is for installing, Windows reminds you according to the schedule that you specify.

How to Download Available Updates
If you configured automatic updating to notify you before downloading any updates, an icon is displayed in the notification area each time new updates are found.
Double-click the icon in the notification area.

Do either of the following steps:
If you want Windows to download an update, make sure that the check box beside it is selected.-or-

If you do not want Windows to download an update, click to clear the check box beside it.

Your selected updates are downloaded in the background; this behavior allows you to continue working uninterrupted. Downloading does not interfere with or slow down other network activity, such as Internet browsing.

When downloading is finished, the icon is displayed in the notification area to notify you that updates are ready to be installed.

How to Pause or Resume Downloading
After the download process has started, you can pause or resume downloading at any time. If you close your Internet connection or restart your computer after pausing a download process, Windows automatically resumes the download process the next time you are connected to the Internet.

During the download process, click the icon that is displayed in the notification area, and then click Pause.

When you are ready for Windows to start downloading again, click the Automatic updating icon, and then click
Resume.

Restore an Update that You Previously Declined

If you decide not to download a specific update, you can prompt Windows Update to offer that update again.

Click Start , click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click Restore Declined Updates.
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