Turn on Automatic Updates in Windows Vista

On the first Tuesday of every month, the software giant Microsoft releases patches and updates to its different software products including Microsoft Windows. Although you can download these patches manually and install them, but it is better if this downloading and installing process is automatic. When you set Microsoft Windows Vista to update automatically, it will start downloading the latest patches when available and install them without ant intervention from you. Here is how you can set Windows Vista to update automatically :

  1. Choose Start → Control Panel → Security.
  2. Under the category Security Center, click on the link Turn automatic updating on or off as shown,

    Automatic Updates in Control Panel

  3. Choose Install updates automatically from the options list. Choose a time to check for updates. Since updates are released on Tuesday, it is better to choose every Wednesday. Also choose a convenient time to check for updates.

    Turn on Automatic Updates in Windows Vista

  4. Choose a time to check for updates. Since updates are released on Tuesday, so it may seem better to choose Every Wednesday. However, sometimes Microsoft releases out of the band patches on any day of the month, therefore a safe practice is to choose Every day. Also choose a convenient time to check for updates. A good time is when your computer is powered on, not busy and connected to the internet.
  5. Click OK to save the settings.
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