Turn on Automatic Updates

Turning on automatic updates provide significant benefits, such as improving your computer's security and reliability, as well as enhancing your computing experience.


Windows Automatic Updates

  1. Click the Start button, navigate to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and then click Advanced options.
  2. Under Choose how updates are installed, choose Automatic.
  3. Check Give me updates for other Windows products when I update Windows.
  1. Right-click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Windows Update. You should see the statement You're set to automatically install updates.
  4. If you do not see the above statement, from the drop-down menu, click Install updates automatically (recommended).
  5. Click OK.
  6. If you are connected to a network, Windows 8 will check for updates.
  7. Install any updates that are available.
  1. Click Control Panel > System and Security.
  2. Under Windows Update, click Turn automatic updating on or off.
  3. From the drop-down menu, click Install updates automatically (recommended).
  4. Click OK.
  5. If you are connected to a network, Windows 7 will check for updates.
  6. Install any updates that are available.

Mac Automatic Updates

  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
  2. In the System Preferences window, click App Store.
  3. Check the Automatically check for updates checkbox.
  4. Selectively toggle the other options according to your individual preferences.
    • Download newly available updates in the background – with this turned on the updates will download themselves and then prompt you to install them, unless the next option is enabled which it will then automatically install too
    • Install App and OS X Updates – combined with the prior setting, this will both download and install app updates as they become available, entirely automated and behind the scenes
    • Install system data files and security updates – Highly recommended to leave this enabled and turned on, even if you don’t want your apps auto-installed, security updates are a very good idea to automatically install




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