Update Windows® XP on Sony® VAIO F Series
Learn how to check for updates in Windows XP for Sony VAIO F Series
To keep your Sony VAIO F Series functioning well it is really important to keep it up to date with the latest updates offered by the Microsoft as it offers the protection against the major security threats and updates for different Windows programs such as , Internet Explorer, Media Player, Microsoft Windows .NET and many others. To enable the Microsoft Â updates certain very simple steps are required. Updates keep your system safe from different security threats and also help you to install the latest updates for the different programs. If you have installed XP using Service Pack One or Two , you can download the Service Pack Three free of cost which has the latest security updates.
Here are the few tips to check the updates for your copy of Windows XP:
- Enabling the Automatic update at the time of installation
- Enabling from the taskbar
- From the Control Panel
- Online Automatic Update checking
- Things to keep in mind
Enabling the Automatic update at the time of installation
You can enable the updates at the time of installing the Windows setup, when you are finalizing the account settings, you will be prompted for the update setting. You can enable the updates here. Windows will automatically install the relevant updates for you, however, users don’t enable the updates here as they want to customize and prioritize the updates according to their needs.
Enabling from the taskbar
If you do not enable the updates then you will be prompted with a dialog box with which you can turn on the automatic updates. A new window will open containing the information about your security settings you can enable the updates by pressing ‘Turn on’.
From the Control Panel
You can enable the updates from the control panel, you can go to control panel from the ‘Start’ menu and can configure the automatic updates. There is another shortcut to enable the updates. Right click on ‘My Computer’ and pressing ‘Properties’, here you will see different tabs, select the ‘Automatic updates’. You can also customize the process of updating by choosing the different options.
Online Automatic Update checking
You can also go online to Microsoft Â website and download the updates which you think are the most suitable and effective one. You can see a lot of updates available for your Windows XP.
Things to keep in mind
Don’t install all updates because these will slow your computer performance. You should first download the high priority updates and then go for the others. Most of the users complain about the slow performance of the system after downloading the updates. Whatever you download and install it requires certain startup files, and these file are loaded automatically and use the RAM memory which ultimately slows the booting time and delayed response time.