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The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing by Mark Edward Soper

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14. Keeping Your Devices Updated

Fast Track to Solutions

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Table 14.1 Symptom Table

Using Windows Update

Whether you’re looking for better security, more stability, or a new feature or two for the version of Windows you run, Windows Update is your friend. However, if your work patterns don’t match the way Microsoft thinks you should use it, Windows Update can also drive you crazy. In this section, we’ll show you how to make Windows Update work for you.

Normal Settings for Windows Update

Whether you use Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8/8.1, the normal settings for Windows Update put Microsoft in charge of when you get updates:

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