Updating your computer’s operating system (OS) is one way to protect your investment. Not only does it help protect your computer from security threats but updating also helps with program incompatibilities and fixing any discovered errors. Setting a reminder to check for updates is a good idea. You can also use your computer’s built-in settings to check automatically. Microsoft uses Windows Update and Apple uses Apple Software Update for periodic downloads of updates.
If you have Apple software on your Windows computer, Apple has Software Update for Windows (but only if you have either iTunes for Windows, QuickTime for Windows, or Safari for Windows already installed).
Additionally, you may need to update your other software periodically. This is generally not part of any OS update, so you may need to do that manually.
Make updating your computer a regular part of your maintenance routine for a more trouble-free operation.