Article ID : S1Q0047 / Last Modified : 08/05/2004

Get Important Windows Updates

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The Microsoft® Windows® operating system comes preinstalled on your computer. To protect your computer's operating system from security threats, such as viruses, Sony recommends downloading and installing the latest Windows updates regularly.

You can get important Windows updates by doing one of the following:

  • Using the Automatic Updates feature - This feature automatically searches for and delivers updates directly to your computer whenever you are connected to the Internet.
  • Visiting the Windows Updates Web site - This site enables you to download computer updates without turning on the Automatic Updates feature.

Note: Before your computer can receive updates, it must be connected to the Internet.

To use the Automatic Updates feature

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Click the Automatic Updates icon located in the taskbar notification area.
  3. The Automatic Updates Setup Wizard appears.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up automatic or scheduled updates.

To visit the Windows Updates Web site

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Type in the Address bar of your browser.
  3. The Microsoft Windows Update window appears.
  4. Click Update Now.
  5. The Security Warning window appears, asking if you want to install and run Windows Update.
  6. Click Yes, and follow the onscreen instructions.