Installing Windows Updates

Dear Computer Lady,

I have not done anything with my windows updates in about a year, and now have 41 of them.

Do I just update all of them at once now?

Are there any bad ones that I should avoid?

Thanks, Linda

Dear Linda,

You should install the Windows updates. Most of the time, the updates are security updates and installing them will make your computer more secure.

While there are no bad Windows Updates, there are occasionally times when an updated will become corrupted during the download, and will mess up your computer.

To avoid this type of problem, make sure you go into system restore and set a restore point before installing the updates. This way if you do run into a problem, you can restore it back to the way it was before you did the updates, and then try again.

Elizabeth

 

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