How do I configure system updates in the control panel?

The Windows Control Panel can be used to configure system updates on your computer. This can help you ensure that your system stays up to date with the latest security patches and system updates. This article provides information on how to configure system updates in the Control Panel, including the basic steps and more detailed instructions.

1. Open the Control Panel

To open the Control Panel, click on the Start button and type in “Control Panel” in the Search box. The Control Panel will then appear in the search results. Click on it to open the Control Panel window.

2. Select System and Security

Once the Control Panel window is open, select the System and Security option from the list of categories.

3. Select Windows Update

In the System and Security window, select the Windows Update option. This will open the Windows Update panel.

4. Check for Updates

In the Windows Update panel, click on the Check for Updates link to check your computer for any available updates. The updates must be downloaded before they can be installed.

5. Select Updates to Install

Once the list of available updates has been generated, you will be presented with a list of updates that are available for installation. Select the updates that you would like to install and then click the Install Updates button to begin the installation process.

6. Monitor the Progress

Once the installation begins, you can monitor the progress of the installation by clicking on the Installing Updates link in the Windows Update panel.

7. Change Automatic Update Settings

When the updates have been successfully installed, you can also change the setting for automatic updates. To do this, click on the Change Settings link in the left pane of the Windows Update panel.

This will open the Change Settings window, where you can select the level of automatic updates you would like your computer to receive. You can choose from either important updates only, recommended updates only, or both. You can also configure the frequency and day of the week when updates should be downloaded and installed.

8. Review Installed Updates

To review the updates that were installed on your computer, click on the View Update History link in the Windows Update panel. In the View Update History window, you can check the date and time when the updates were installed, as well as the type of updates that were installed.

By following these steps, you can successfully configure system updates in the Control Panel. It is important to regularly check for updates to ensure that your system is up to date with the latest security patches and system updates.