Windows updates can support your Windows installation in many ways. Windows updates can solve specific problems with Windows, provide protection from malicious attacks, or even add new features to the operating system.
The Windows Update service has changed over the years as Microsoft released new versions of Windows.
Below is the best way to install Windows updates based on your version of Windows:
- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista: Access Windows Update via the Control Panel.
- Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98: Visit the Windows Update website to download and install Windows updates.
Note: The Windows Update service is not the only way to install Windows updates. Updates to Windows can also be downloaded individually from Microsoft Download Center and then installed manually.