Windows Updates

Microsoft recommends for all its operating systems to turn on Automatic Updates. Automatic Updates download and install updates in the background as soon as there are available from Microsoft. Keeping current with the newest security and system patches will help protect your system from malware and malicious software.

Note: NU managed workstations are already configured to install the latest updates.

Microsoft Windows 8

For more information please see the myNEU Self-Service Knowledge article: How to: Configure Windows Update settings in Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 7

Turn on Automatic Updates:

  1. Click ‘Start’
  2. Click ‘All Programs’
  3. From the list, click ‘Windows Update’
  4. From the left pane, click ‘Change Settings’
  5. Under ‘Important updates’ from the drop-down list, select ‘Install updates automatically (recommended)’
  6. Under ‘Recommended updates’ click the check box ‘Give me recommended updates the same way I received important updates’
  7. Under ‘Microsoft Update’ click the check box ‘Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update Windows’
  8. Click ‘OK’

Microsoft Windows XP
(Support will end for Service Pack 3 on April 8, 2014)

Turn on Automatic Updates:

  1. Click ‘Start’
  2. Right click ‘My Computer’
  3. Click ‘Properties’ The System Properties windows will open
  4. Click the ‘Automatic Updates’ tab
  5. Select the radio button ‘Automatic (recommended)’
  6. Click ‘OK’