Enable Automatic Updates in Windows® XP
Know how to enable automatic updates in Windows XP.
Microsoft Windows XP is a high-performance Operating System from Microsoft Corporation. Windows XP has been added with a number of useful features. One among the important features of Windows XP is Windows Update. Windows Update is useful in keeping the system safer. Windows Update will add the latest updates in the system automatically. These updates are added from Microsoft websites. You can use Windows Update to get updates without searching for different websites in search for any security or software updates.
Following are some techniques to enable automatic updates in Windows XP:
- Get latest version of Automatic Updates
- Log on as computer administrator
- Turn on automatic updates
Get latest version of Automatic Updates
The initial step in enabling automatic updates in Windows XP is to get the feature installed in the system. You need to get the latest version of the feature in the system. You can get the feature installed in the system from certain websites. You can install operating system like Windows XP SP2 or Windows XP Service Pack 3 in the system and get the feature installed.
Log on as computer administrator
The next step in enabling automatic updates in Windows XP is to log on as computer administrator. You need to log on as administrator to make any changes to Automatic Updates settings. If you are using a Windows XP Professional system, then you need to either log on as administrator or need to be a member of the administrator group.
You can then turn on Automatic Updates in Windows XP system. To do this, you need to access the Start Menu of the system. You need to then get the Run prompt and type 'sysdm.cpl' in the text box. It will open the System Properties box where you can get Automatic Updates tab. You can then select any options in which the Automatic Updates is to be run. The Automatic update option is useful in downloading updates automatically. Other option is 'Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them'. You can also select 'Notify me but don't automatically download or install' option.
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