How To Keep My Windows PC Updated?

China
November 7, 2009 2:54am CST
About several weeks ago, I upgraded the computer operating system from Windows XP to Windows 7. As we all know, Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows OS, which is really a great computer OS. However, today, when I meet some problems in my conputer, I find that my counputer the updates of software and OS has been closed. It is obvious that it is very important for me to keep the OS and other softwares updated for patching security holes and improving performance. Coud you tell me what happen to my computer? Do you have some methods to keep he software and hardware up to date safely? By the way, can I use the Automatic Updates feature to install updates?
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7 responses
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
Your windows 7, is it a trial version, it is good for only 90 days. after that your computer will shutdown everyhour.
• India
7 Nov 09
it may be a pirated version or the trial period might have expired
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
I believe it is a trial version, the best recourse is to format your HD or better yet buy the software. w/c is from 200 to 300 bucks.
• China
8 Nov 09
I am so sorry to hear that. In fact, it is not a trial & pirated version. Yes, my Windows OS is legal and I have never used the illegal softwares. If it is an illegal one, Microsoft will forbid me to upgrade the softwares to the latest version and then I will have to face the threat from various security holes and spywares. Anyway, thanks for your reply.
@Agoenxz (555)
• Indonesia
7 Nov 09
Well... Sorry, but Is your windows XP is legal? Coz i guess alot of peoples using illegal software too.. So that when it tried to upgrade there comes problems sometimes... My new computer also using windowsXP right now(but, i think its not a legal software too... LMAO) and i'm also currios about this windows7 too...any suggestion??
• China
7 Nov 09
I have to say that my Windows OS is legal and I have never used the illegal softwares. Now, there are really some problems when I am trying to upgrade it to the latest versions, but I believe that it is just because the automatic update automatically is disabled for some unknown reasons. Anyway, thanks for your reply!
@Agoenxz (555)
• Indonesia
8 Nov 09
You are welcome! Well, I use it is because the legal software of windows, etc.. is bit expensive to me here... Well, in your case, maybe you should change some settings, so that it may works... Good luck!
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
7 Nov 09
You're supposed to keep your computer up to date by using the automatic updates feature, just install the most important updates from the update menu.
• China
7 Nov 09
Thanks for your answer. I guess I can use the Automatic Updates feature to install updates, but I find that I can't upgrade all softwares updates automaticly, could you give me some more detailed information about the update menu. You see, until now, I haven't gotten familiar with the latest Windows 7 operating system, so I don't know the concrete steps of updates. Thank you very much.
@SQD444 (679)
• India
7 Nov 09
hi there,... you could keeo the automatic updates on to update the windows and drivers.. and to update the othre softwares you could search net and also many softwares comes with automatic update options too... cheers..
• Philippines
8 Nov 09
well, it's too late for me to do that since i lost my OS and the fate of my files are unknown, the only solution now is re-format, in which i am truly afraid of. well, for me, i always use the automatic updates. i thought these updates are supposed to help me. damn, sad news, well moving on i supposed, have a great day
• India
7 Nov 09
for all your query visit microsoft official site u will get all the info needed
@Asylum (46816)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 09
The automatic update settings can be changed, as a previous poster has already explained. I agree that it is worthwhile using automatic updates for such a new operating system because features are likely to change quite frequently. You can always go to the Windows Update website and select what you want, but allowing Windows to run this automatically is far easier. You can set Windows Update to include other programs as well, which will update Microsoft Office and even offer hardware drivers at times.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
7 Nov 09
Hi,sorry,getbrowser,as i am a old buddy with lack of sufficient knowledge in computers,i could not answer you,but i came here,for i too know some knowledge.I will come back again to verify this.Have a nice time.