update Windows® 7 in Sony® VAIO X Series
TIPS TO CHECK FOR WINDOWS 7 UPDATES IN SONY VAIO X SERIES LAPTOP
Since its release, Windows 7 has fast become popular amongst a majority of users worldwide. Most of the users based on earlier versions of Windows Operating System software, i.e. Windows XP/ME/Vista have quickly upgraded in order to enjoy the benefits provided by Windows 7. However, being a newly released program into the market, issues are bound to rise. Microsoft releases updates such as .net framework, Service Pack 2 and 3, security updates etc. on a regular basis without prior information. These are meant to fortify the system software defense against possible malicious threats that may exploit these weaknesses to induce into your PC. To facilitate this, the developer has included Auto Update, a feature that functions in obtaining and installing updates each time they are released. The article aims at equipping you with the right knowledge to update Windows 7 in your Sony VAIO X Series laptop.
Discussed herein are:
- Tips to check for updates
- Things to keep in mind while doing so
- Effect on the system performance
Tips to check for updates
In order to enable automatic Windows updates without the need for your intervention, you need to enable Windows auto update feature. Follow the steps that starts with the double-click on security center from the In the Control Panel. In the new window that appears, select change settings and then click on update. This will provide you with a list of options from which to choose from, i.e. get the latest security and virus information from Microsoft, check for latest updates from Windows update and change the way security center alerts me. To be able to have control on what is downloaded and installed select the last option. Select, turn Windows update on and click on apply to enable the effects to take place.
Things to keep in mind while doing so
For the auto update to work, you need to have a reliable and constant Internet connection. In addition, you need to check that security settings, e.g. firewall and proxy settings allow for direct access from Microsoft servers. Nevertheless, malicious users often take this as an opportunity to infect your PC. Thus, It is important that this feature only works in the administrator account and not any other common user account. To do this, disable the feature and allow all users to install updates on this computer.
The process may keep your system up to par with the latest security features it, however, it does take a toll on your hard disk capacity as file keeps stored on your hard disk with continued updates.