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Configure Windows 7 to Automatically Install Critical Updates

Automatic Updates will keep Windows 7 up-to-date with the most recent security patches.  It is recommended to install new updates immediately.

STEP 1: Click on the Start button and then click on All Programs.

          

STEP 2: Click on Windows Update.

          

STEP 3: Click on Change Settings.

          

STEP 4: Under the "Important updates" section, select Install updates automatically (recommended).

Choose a convenient day and time for Windows to install updates, and then click OK.

          

If there are any important updates available from Microsoft, they will be downloaded and installed automatically.