2. Turn on automatic updates

Turning on automatic updates

To make sure your computer always has the most up-to-date critical updates from Microsoft, enable the Automatic Updates feature following these steps:

  1. Click Control Panel > System and Security.
  2. Under Windows Update, click Turn automatic updating on or off.
  3. From the drop-down menu, click Install updates automatically (recommended).
  4. Click OK.
  5. If you are connected to a network, Windows 7 will check for updates.
  6. Install any updates that are available.