Microsoft Windows updates are important to the reliability & security of your computers and should be part of any Windows users maintenance schedule. Ignoring or turning off Windows updates without good reason can result in a flakey, outdated and possibly insecure system which will cost you over time. Microsoft offers updates for free as part of their ongoing support to operating systems still within their support term.
Reasons why Windows Updates Are Important:
This is a main reason to install Windows Updates. Hackers are trying every day to crack Microsoft’s software. Security updates are released all the time to cover this. Once a flaw is found by Microsoft, there team is onto releasing these updates. Doing these updates will keep your computer safe most of the time.
- Bug Fixes
Installing bug fix updates will resolve issues regarding compatibility or issues that the developer had not found when programming the operating system. These updates make it easier to use programs and have them work in the correct way.
E.g. some software can freeze up as it may be coded wrong nothing could happen. They release bug fixes to fix these little issues so there program runs successfully.
- New Features
New features are released for programs all the time. Some features may not be relevant to the way you use the software but other may. They could make it quicker to do a certain task or even introduce new functionality completely.
It is frustrating when your computer starts to run slowly or programs start to freeze. Microsoft release many updates that fix up issues with their software to make sure that you don’t ever have to have these issues. Installing these types of updates will also save you time! When your computer is running smoothly you won’t spend much time waiting to do tasks that should take only a few seconds to complete.
With all that said it is safe to say that many of the windows updates are important. Security is a big thing that these updates will fix that will allow you to be safe when using the computer.
Tips for successful update management
- DO Expect updates to take an hour to install, that way you will never be disappointed by the time it takes to install the update
- DON’T restart or turn off your computer during an update
- DO backup your system regularly
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