Updating Microsoft® Windows® XP
Importance of Updating Microsoft® Windows® XP
Windows® XP is an operating system developed by Microsoft®. It can be used in personal computers, desktops, laptops, and in media centers. It is one of the most popular versions of Windows®. The two major editions of Windows® XP are Windows® XP Home Edition and Windows® XP Professional Edition. Every software installed on your computer needs to be updated for its proper functioning. Updates are computing data which improves usability, performance, and security within a piece of pre-existing software. All software installed on your computer has different mechanism for applying patches. Windows® update guide is an online site developed by computer experts which help you in updating your operating system. In Windows® XP there are options for automatic and manual update. By applying automatic update, the system will automatically run the updates. For manual update, you have to download the updates and then, run it. The best way to get the updates is to connect your computer to the Internet. Windows® Automatic Update updates the critical files that you need to keep your operating system running smoothly.
The importance of updating Windows® XP has been discussed in the following points:
- Maintains optimum performance
- Prevents hacking
- Improves security
Maintains optimum performance
Maintains optimum performance Windows® update is really important if you frequently install new hardware and software. Windows® XP updates not only maintain the system performance but, it also helps you to save time. Microsoft® offers a number of automated solutions for downloading updates either through the Automatic Update component of Windows® XP or through Windows® Update. Keeping the software and hardware updated optimizes the system’s performance.
Prevents hacking Hackers and cyber criminals try to get through your software and steal private information. You have to protect your system from hackers and Windows® XP updates make it possible for you. The codes are updated and added to prohibit potential hacking on your hardware and software. Thus, by updating the software and hardware installed on your system, you could protect your system from hackers and data stealers.
Improves security Windows® XP updates provide more security than other operating systems. By downloading updates, you will be able to protect your system from virus or malware infections. Virus and malware are the main viruses which affect your system and its performance. By updating, you are rest assured that all the operations on your system will function properly.