Update Windows® 7 in Lenovo® Thinkpad W510
Ways to Update Windows 7 in Lenovo Thinkpad W510
If you want Windows to install all the critical updates as soon as they have become available, you have to set your laptop to automatically update. Update offers important benefits as an improved performance, reliability and security of your laptop. You have to keep in mind that the optional updates are not downloaded and installed automatically. The good news is that the Windows Update finds the new released updates and announces them to you. Then you can decide what updates you would like to download and then to install depending on your needs. Take into account that these updates can contain drivers, too.
Details regarding Update Windows 7 in Lenovo ThinkPad W510 are discussed in the following points:
- Open Windows Update
- How to check updates
- Update Window
- Install updates
Open Windows Update
You can opt for several methods to open Windows Update and make it work for you. One of the options is to go in 'Start' menu and then to select 'All Programs' from the window that pops up. Click on 'Windows Update'. The other solution is to click on 'Start' and then on 'Control Panel'. Here select 'System and Security' and then click on 'Windows Update'. You can also use the search box from 'Start' or the option icon from the taskbar of Windows 7.
How to check updates
Windows 7 operating system is set by default to check for the available updates whenever you login. There is also the option to look for the updates manually. If you opt for this option go in Windows Update function and select 'Check for Updates'. When the checking process is finished Windows Update will inform you if new updates are available. It will announce how many updates are released as well as which of them are optional and which are important.
The important updates fix the compatibility, security and stability problems connected to Windows 7. The list of the important updates contains recommended updates, too. These one are created to fix compatibility or stability problems for applications like Definition Updates compatible with Windows Defender, Windows Media Center, Microsoft Security Essentials, Internet Explorer 8, and Microsoft Office updates, for example.
Review the list that contains both the important and recommended updates. Click on an update and see all the information about it. Uncheck the updates you don’t want to install. After this click on 'OK'.
Now Windows Update will start, download and install all the programs you have selected. The process can last a few minutes depending on the size of these updates and of the Internet connection speed. If you have to interrupt the process you can click on 'Stop installation'. When the process is complete you will receive a notification announcing that the entire process successfully finished.