Well, in the first place what is an update? Well, an update means to brings something up to date. Updates are really useful because it brings software and other programs to a newer version. In addition to updating programs, it fixes and corrects problems within a certain piece of software. For Microsoft Windows OS, they release their update on the second Tuesday of every month. If you don't update your computer regularly, as in the summer of 2003, the Blaster worm harmed computers all over the world causing them to reboot themselves freely. If you don't want the job of having to check if updates are available for your computer, follow these steps. 1. Click start.
2. Scroll over to All Programs.
3. Click Windows Update.
4. Change the setting on the left pane.