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Procedure for Windows Updates (WinXP)

Note: Windows XP can be set to automatically download critical updates but I have found that you don't always get all the updates in automatic mode, you just get the ones Microsoft feels are most critical. In any case, I recommend that you occasionally (every month or so) run the Windows updates manually as described below.  

1.) Run the Windows Updates. 
While connected to the Internet, go to.. START -> Programs -> Windows Update. 

2.) Internet Explorer will open automatically and take you to the Microsoft 
Windows Updates site. Click.. EXPRESS (get high-priority updates)

Wait several minutes for it to check your computer 
to see if any Windows Updates are available to you.

3.) Any available updates will be displayed. 

If no updates are available, you may simply quit by clicking... X 
in the upper right corner of the browser window and you are done.

4.) You will see an indication that the updates are downloading and 
installing. Everything occurs automatically but sometimes you may have 
to click an OK button to complete the process. After the updates are
 installed you may have to restart the computer. Just follow the prompts.

That's it, done!

Happy & Safe Computing! 
Any questions?


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