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  • windows 7 as well as patches and supplements.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 5:21 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Here is the offical introduction about Windows Update:

     

    Windows Update categorizes software updates based on the update's importance. There are three categories for updates: important, recommended, and optional.

     

    Important updates. Important updates help keep your computer more secure and reliable, protecting your computer and your privacy. These updates include security and critical updates, as well as reliability improvements.

     

    Recommended updates. Recommended updates help keep your software up to date and your computer running at its best. If you selected Use recommended settings when you set up Windows Update, then recommended updates will be shown together with important updates. If you selected Install important updates only, recommended updates will be shown together with optional updates. Recommended updates include software updates and new or improved features.

     

    Optional updates. Optional updates include updates and software that you can install manually, such as new or trial Microsoft software or optional device drivers from Microsoft partners.

     

    In a word, Windows Update is used to improve availble and security of your machine(the OS and softwares). Setting Windows Update to install Windows updated automatically is recommend. If you want to know more information about Windows Update, you may open Windows Update then press F1 to open Windows Help and support.

     

    If you have further question about Windows Update, please feel free and let me know.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:57 AM
  • It's very important that your system is always updated: Microsoft updates are aimed both at fixing bugs in the operating system and in the Microsoft applications and at providing new and better features or improving the existing ones.
    There's no reason to ignore and not apply system udpates; of course, you have to test that everything works fine after installing any update.

    If your question requires a more specific answer, please go on with this thread.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award
    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:03 PM

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  • It's very important that your system is always updated: Microsoft updates are aimed both at fixing bugs in the operating system and in the Microsoft applications and at providing new and better features or improving the existing ones.
    There's no reason to ignore and not apply system udpates; of course, you have to test that everything works fine after installing any update.

    If your question requires a more specific answer, please go on with this thread.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award
    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:03 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Here is the offical introduction about Windows Update:

     

    Windows Update categorizes software updates based on the update's importance. There are three categories for updates: important, recommended, and optional.

     

    Important updates. Important updates help keep your computer more secure and reliable, protecting your computer and your privacy. These updates include security and critical updates, as well as reliability improvements.

     

    Recommended updates. Recommended updates help keep your software up to date and your computer running at its best. If you selected Use recommended settings when you set up Windows Update, then recommended updates will be shown together with important updates. If you selected Install important updates only, recommended updates will be shown together with optional updates. Recommended updates include software updates and new or improved features.

     

    Optional updates. Optional updates include updates and software that you can install manually, such as new or trial Microsoft software or optional device drivers from Microsoft partners.

     

    In a word, Windows Update is used to improve availble and security of your machine(the OS and softwares). Setting Windows Update to install Windows updated automatically is recommend. If you want to know more information about Windows Update, you may open Windows Update then press F1 to open Windows Help and support.

     

    If you have further question about Windows Update, please feel free and let me know.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:57 AM