Why we need to use Windows Update
Tens, hundreds, even thousands of attempts are made upon your computer every hour! No operating system [Windows, Linux, Apple] is perfect. Hackers 'test' the operating systems every day, looking for vulnerabilities. Each week, and sometimes on a daily basis, certain 'holes' in the OS must be repaired, to prevent the hackers from breaking in.
Windows Update is one such service to the windows user. It is very, VERY, important to the security of your PC to set your computer to automatic updates [recommended]. Or, visit www.windowsupdate.com Weekly.
Finally, do not ignore update alerts from other software like Java and Adobe®. Many forms of Malware 'sneak' in to your PC through 'holes' which are 'patched' by these updates.Windows Update
Turning Automatic Windows Updates on
Click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Automatic Updates tab
Click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Windows Update -> Turn automatic updating on/off
Click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Update -> Turn automatic updating on/off
Windows Updates Problems
Tip: Copy commands into text file and save as fix.bat. Then run the file!