Installing Windows Updates on a Windows 7 Machine

Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

This KB Article References: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Cyber Security
This Information is Intended for: Faculty, Staff, Students
Last Updated: March 22, 2017
  1. Click the Start button located in the lower left corner of the taskbar
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  2. Click on All Programs
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  3. Select Windows Update from the list of programs
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  4. Click on the Check for updates link
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  5. Windows will search for the latest critical updates. Click Install updates to download and install important software updates
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  6. Allow Windows to download and install the updates
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  7. If prompted to restart, click Restart Now
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  8. Repeat steps 4-7 until there are no new important updates available
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