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Turning On Automatic Updating

You can turn on Automatic Updating in the Windows Security Center. Just go to the Start menu and click on Control Panel. Under Security, choose Check This Computer’s Security Status. Just below the Firewall option is Automatic Updating. If the area around the text is red, that means Automatic Updating is totally off. If it’s amber, it means you have enabled some features of Automatic Updating but you’re not taking advantage of all of them. If it’s green, you can just stop here because Automatic Updating is already on and your job is done. So, if it’s red or amber, click on Windows Update at the top left of the window. In the resulting window, click on Change Settings on the left. Here, you’ll be asked if you want to Install Updates Automatically, if you’d like to choose the updates that are downloaded and installed, or if you want Vista to Never Check for Updates. I suggest clicking the Install Updates Automatically radio button. That way your updates are downloaded and installed automatically and your computer will be kept safer without you having to do a thing.

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