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Keeping Computer Operating Systems Up to Date

This information will help Macintosh and Windows computer users keep computers up to date with vendor-supplied software updates for computer operating systems and associated programs.

Macintosh Computers

Macintosh computer users should install Apple Computer updates. Operating systems from Mac OS9 and later should use the Software Update feature to check daily for new updates.

Windows Computers

Windows computer users can now receive updates automatically for their Windows operating system, their Microsoft Office suite, and other Microsoft programs using the Microsoft Update process.

If you ever want to check for Microsoft Windows updates manually, you can follow these Windows Automatic Updates instructions.

Backups, Training, Questions and Problems

It is always wise to back up computer systems on a regular basis and prior to making significant modifications to them.

Review the Information Technology training information for security-related classes.