Keep Your Operating System Updated

Why should I update my operating system?

Updates contain important security measures, such as patches and upgrades, which help keep your computer safe. Install new updates as soon as they are released. If you are unsure if your system is up-to-date, it's important that you check immediately.

While it is always good to be mindful of your operating system's state, you can save yourself significant maintenance work by configuring your system to install updates automatically.

Guides for checking for, installing, and configuring automatic updates can be found below.

How do I run updates? Am I already up-to-date?

The methods for checking your update status, setting automatic updates and manually running updates varies depending on the operating system you're running.

Windows' update tools have changed somewhat between the older versions (XP and older), and the current way of doing things. We have guides specific for:

Mac OS X  has a "Software Update" tool that behaves almost the same from OS 10.0 through 10.6.

What version of which operating system am I currently running?

Every operating system we support has a way of telling you exactly which operating system you are running.

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