How to do Updates in Windows Vista

In this tutorial I will show you how to update the operating system in Windows Vista. Doing Windows updates are one of the most important tasks a computer user should do to keep their system running smoothly. Not only does Microsoft release security updates for Vista but also releases service packs that improve the stability and functionality of Vista. A lot of times Windows will automatically update itself if this feature is setup, but it’s important to manually check the for updates as automatic updates don’t always work. I always recommend turning on automatic updates for Vista and manually checking for service pack or other updates every month. Let’s get started.


1. Locate the Taskbar and click on the Start button.

2. Now click All Programs and find the Windows Update program and click it.

3. Once the Windows Update screen appears click the Check For Updates link on the left column and let Windows search for any new updates.

4. If there are any updates available then press the Install button. Depending on the amount and size of the updates this could take a short time or a very long time, but be prepared to restart your computer after the updates complete installing

5. Keep repeating steps 1 through 4 until there are no more available updates.


– If you have to install either Service Pack (SP) 1 or SP2 in Vista then you can download the installer file from Microsoft’s website and you won’t have to individually install the previous updates.

That’s it! It’s really that simple. We hope the tutorial “How to do Updates in Windows Vista” using Windows Vista has helped you with your computer repair issue.

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