Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.00, by Dr. Herong Yang
Windows 8: System Update Settings
This section provides a tutorial example on how to review and modify Windows 8 system update settings to automatically keep your system updated with security patches.
After checked and installed the latest updates for your Windows 8 system, you should review your system update settings allow Windows 8 to automatically receive updates from Microsoft:
1. Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update" and click on "Change settings".
2. Review and select the following settings:
Choose how Windows can install updates When your PC is online, Windows can automatically check for important updates and install them using these settings. When new updates are available you can also install them before shutting down your PC. Important updates: Install updates automatically (recommended) Updates will be automatically downloaded in the background when your PC is not on a metered Internet connection. Updates will be automatically installed during the maintenance window. Recommended updates: [ ] Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates
3. Click "OK" to save changes.
From now on, Microsoft will keep your Windows 8 system updated with security patches.
The picture below shows you the Windows 8 system update status screen with "View update history" and "Check for updates" links:
Last update: 2013.
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