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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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27. Managing Your Software

Configuring and Managing Windows Update

Microsoft is constantly working to improve Windows 8.1 with bug fixes, security patches, new program versions, and device driver updates. All of these new and improved components are available online, so you should check for updates and patches often.

You might think you’d have to go online to get these updates, but that’s not the case. Windows 8.1 comes with an automatic updating feature that can download and install updates automatically.

Configuring Automatic Updates

If you prefer to know what’s happening with your computer, it’s possible to control the automatic updating by following these steps:

1. Press Windows Logo+I, and then click Change PC Settings. The PC Settings ...

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