February 21, 2013
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  • Windows Update window

Why Keep Your Computer Updated and How To Do It

It is very important to keep your computer’s operating system updated. Computers with operating systems that aren’t up-to-date are the most vulnerable to viruses, worms, and hacking attacks on the Internet. In fact, taking advantage of outdated computers is one of the most common forms of cyberattacks and the most common form of compromising a computer’s security.

In short, keeping your computer’s operating system updated is an essential step in keeping your computer secure.

Windows Update Information

Windows Update window

Windows Update window

  1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.
  2. In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.
  3. If any updates are found, click Install updates.

Apple Mac Update Information

The latest Apple OS is Mountain Lion. In Mountain Lion, Mac App Store delivers OS X Updates instead of the Software Update app.

Notification alerts in Mountain Lion inform you that updates are available.
Apple update notification

  1. Click “Details” to open the Mac App Store and see details about the updates available.
  2. If present, click “Update” to install software updates.
  3. If present, click “Restart” to install software updates that require a restart.

 How We Can Help

MaxTEK Solutions offers computer maintenance that includes operating system upgrades, cleaning your computer of unnecessary software, and updating all other software on your computer. Check our Services pages for more info.

 ***Special note to users with Windows XP – Microsoft will soon eliminate their support for Windows XP operating systems*** If you are running Windows XP and would like to upgrade to a newer operating system, please contact us.

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