Windows 8.1: Updating Microsoft Automatic Updates

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To Check to See if Automatic Updates are Enabled for Windows 8.1:

1. Open the Run window by holding Windows Key + R in your Keyboard. It will appear at the left hand side of your screen.

Run window

2. Type Control Panel in the Open section.

Run, with control panel highlighted

3. Click OK in the bottom middle of the window.

OK highlighted of Run window

4. In Category view:

A. In the middle of the screen, click on System and Security.

Category Control Panel with System and Security highlighted

B. Click on Turn automatic updating on or off which is located in the middle of the window.

System and Security window with Turn automatic updating on or off highlighted

5. In Classic (Small or Large icons) view:

A. Click on Windows Update at the bottom left corner of the window.

Small icons window of Control Panel with Windows Update highlighted

B. Click on Change settings at the left sidebar.

Windows update window with Change settings highlighted

6. Windows will now regularly check for important updates and install them on the computer.

Screenshot of Important updates


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6/12/2018 8:19:32 AM