Operating System Updates


Does your computer often prompt you to update its operating system?  When was the last time you did this?  What does the update do?  How can you find out more before updating your operating system?  In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of updating your operating system on a regular occurrence and the benefits of updating your PC’s operating system.

Most computers have some sort of virus protection on them. The virus software you have is not the only way to protect your machine against malicious content on the web. Your computer’s operating system has security and performance updates that can help keep you protected as well as make your machine run more efficiently.

To ensure your computer is running the latest version of it’s operating system, you’ll need to do an update check.  Depending on the type of system you are on, downloading and installing updates may vary.  If you’re being prompted to update your system, be sure to backup your PC prior to installing any new updates.  This is to ensure you will not lose any important data or software if the update is corrupted.

Once you’ve backed up your computer and are ready to install the updates, simply follow the prompts to do so.  It’s typical these updates take anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes, though some can be much short.

These updates are important as they are regularly checking for security flaws and vulnerabilities that need to be patched or repaired.  By regularly updating your operating system, you’re doing your best to keep the malicious content both on and offline, off your PC.

While this process may be difficult for novice computer users, it’s a straightforward process that will keep you safe in the future.  If you are not comfortable with running the updates yourself, you always have the pros at Kinetisys.  Contact us today and we’ll help you get your machine up to date and secure!

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