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Windows Updates


Microsoft provides an easy way of downloading updates to their operating systems, as well as other common Microsoft desktop applications via the Web:

  • In Windows 10, click Start then click the gear icon from the menu that appears. Click Update and Security.
  • In Windows 7, click Start then click Control Panel then System and Security then Windows Updates

To manually access the Microsoft Update Web site, start Internet Explorer, and go to Note: you must use Internet Explorer to access the Windows Update page; you cannot use a different web browser (e.g. Firefox).

To ensure that critical updates are downloaded and installed in a timely manner, we strongly recommend you set Windows Updates to automatically download and install "critical" updates for your system on a weekly basis. Your computer needs to be on at the time you set the updates to run, and some updates may require a restart of your computer. It is always a good idea to save or close any open files when you will be away from your computer for any period of time to avoid losing your work.

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If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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