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Windows Updates

If your computer is running Microsoft Windows the registration process requires you to update your system with the latest system component updates, service packs (SPs), security fixes, free upgrades, and hardware driver updates.

Windows Update scans your computer to determine what updates you need, and lets you choose which to install and how to install them. Updates are categorized as follows:

  • High priority: Install these critical updates as soon as they are available, before you install any others.

  • Software (optional): These are noncritical updates for Windows programs.

  • Hardware (optional): These are noncritical driver updates for Windows hardware devices.

We have included in the links below step-by-step instructions for you to follow to install the updates. Once you’ve completed installation, open your browser and complete the registration process.

Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

W8 Tablet Updates

W8 Desktop Updates

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