Articles tagged: software updates

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime

Do I Need so Many Copies of the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime?

There are often many copies of the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime on a Windows computer. Part legacy, part optimization, and certainly confusing, I’ll look at how and why.

Downloading Patch

Is there Software that Will Allow Me to Keep All the Software on My Machine Up to Date?

It’s important to keep software up to date, and there are several ways to do it. But when it comes to drivers… be careful!

Office 2010

Do I need all these Office 2007 updates if I also have Office 2010?

Even if you don’t use all the software on your computer, malware might! So it’s best to always accept updates when they are offered.

What is InstallShield and Do I Need its Update Service?

InstallShield is a component to help keep your computer up to date. We’ll walk through how it ended up on your computer and how you can manage it.

Windows XP

Will Existing Updates Still Be Available after Windows XP Support Ends?

Someday, Windows XP critical update files will cease to be available. You can continue to use them as long as they are available, and I’ll show you a permanent solution.

Should I Update to the Latest Internet Explorer?

It’s important to keep Internet Explorer up-to-date, even if you are using another browser. Take IE version updates whenever you are comfortable with them.