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How to Enable Automatic Updates for Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu, click All Programs, then highlight My Computer.

    Figure 1. Select My Computer from the Start menu.

     

  2. Right click My Computer and select Properties from the new menu.

    Figure 2. Right click My Computer, then select Properties.

     

  3. In the window that opens, click the Automatic Updates tab, then select Automatic (recommended). From the dropdown menus, select Every day and then pick a time that your computer is usually on. Finally, click Apply then OK.

    Figure 3. Select Automatic (recommended), then choose Every day, and a convenient time.

     

How to Enable Automatic Updates For a Windows 2000

  1. Open the Start menu, highlight Settings, then click Control Panel.

     

    1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.

     

     

  2. Double click Automatic Updates.

    Figure 2. Double click Automatic Updates.

  3. In the window that opens, select Keep my computer up to date... and then select Automatically download the updates and install them on the schedule that I specify. From the dropdown menus, select Every day and then pick a time that your computer is usually turned on. Finally, click Apply then OK.

    Figure 3. Select Keep my computer up to date and Automatically download the updates... then choose Every day, and select a convenient time.

 

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