Even though Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, many users still prefer to stick with this classic operating system. If you’re one of them, it’s important to ensure that your system remains up-to-date and secure. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to get Windows 7 updates by following a few simple steps.
Step 1: Open the Windows Update Window
First, you need to access the Windows Update window. There are a couple of ways to do this:
- Click on the Start button, then click on Control Panel. In the Control Panel, click on System and Security, and then click on Windows Update.
- Alternatively, you can simply type “windows update” in the Start menu’s search box and press Enter. The Windows Update window should appear automatically.
Step 2: Check for Updates
Once the Windows Update window is open, you can check for new updates by clicking on the Check for updates button on the left-hand side of the window. Windows will now look for any available updates and list them for you.
Step 3: Install Updates
Step 4: Restart Your Computer (if Required)
Some updates might require you to restart your computer to complete the installation process. If this is the case, save any work that you’re doing and close all programs before clicking Restart now in the Windows Update window.
Step 5: Configure Automatic Updates
To ensure that your system remains up-to-date, it’s a good idea to configure Windows to install updates automatically. Here’s how:
- Open the Windows Update window (as explained in Step 1).
- Click on Change settings on the left-hand side of the window.
- In the dropdown menu under Important updates, select Install updates automatically (recommended).
- Choose a schedule for the automatic updates (for example, every day at 3:00 AM).
- Click OK to save your settings.
By following these steps, you can ensure that your Windows 7 system remains secure and up-to-date. Keep in mind that Microsoft might not release new updates for Windows 7 in the future, so consider upgrading to a newer version of Windows to receive the latest features and security updates.