3.14. Task 3.14: Searching for Operating System Updates
Different operating systems offer updates to their code in various ways. Some provide patches for download or on CDs or DVDs. Microsoft implements a web-based update service called Windows Update for genuine installations of its operating systems. Windows Update can be fairly automated, or you can take more control over the process if you choose. Today's Windows operating systems are capable of automatically updating themselves on a regular basis without user intervention as long as an Internet connection is present. Nevertheless, noncritical updates do not update automatically. Occasionally, manually updating your operating system to take care of these discrepancies is necessary.