Article ID : 00023876 / Last Modified : 10/15/2013

How to access and use the Windows Update utility.

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Follow these steps to access and use the Windows Update utility.

IMPORTANT:

  • The Windows Update utility requires Internet Explorer version 5.01 or newer to operate.
  • The computer needs to be connected to the Internet to allow this update application to work.
  1. In the Internet Explorer window, on the menu bar, click Tools.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Windows Update.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions, and pick the desired components to install.