Articles tagged: microsoft update

Windows Update Troubleshooter

How Do I Fix Windows Update?

Windows Update can get confused or stuck. I’ll review ways to fix Windows Update, including what I refer to as the “nuclear option”.

Frustration

Why Do Windows Updates Mess Up My Computer?

We hear of Windows Update messing up computers. I’ll look through one scenario and offer some advice and a reminder: it’s not your fault.

Microsoft Update Install Updates

Do I Need Everything Installed by Microsoft Update?

Microsoft Update works hard to make sure your system is up to date and safe – especially safe. It’s generally not a good idea to second guess it.

XP's Tombstone

Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows XP?

Windows update can update more things than just Windows operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.

Internet Explorer 11

Do I Need to Install IE 11?

Internet Explorer has become a better browser over time and updating regularly is just a good idea. Especially when it comes to IE 11.

Windows XP

How costly would it be for Microsoft to keep supporting XP?

Microsoft does a lot of work behind the scenes to keep an operating system going. At some point, the cost of maintaining an old operating system simply becomes too great.

Managing Windows Update

Windows Update is a silent and key workhorse in keeping your machine safe and secure from the latest threats and bugs. It’s a good idea to check in on Windows Update once in a while to make sure things are as they should be, and operating according to your wishes.