Tag: Automatic Updates

Check for Available Updates in Windows 8 / 8.1 Using Windows Update Notifier

Unlike its predecessors, Microsoft Windows 8 does not notify you of the available updates and patches for the operating system. In Windows 8, all the update business is done behind the scenes. If you want to bring back the old style updates notifications in Windows 8, then you can use the freeware Windows Update Notifier. It is a desktop application that stays in the notification area, checks for available updates, notifies you of available updates, downloads and installs them.

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Find Updates to Installed Software Using FileHippo Update Checker

Most of the security related problems arise because you have been using older software. The new updated versions come patched for many security vulnerabilities and loaded with new features. Now you can use the FileHippo Update Checker to find out if the updates to the software installed on your computers are available. The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases.

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