What are the benefits of installing windows updates?

Windows Update, a service offered by Microsoft, provides updates for Windows components. Let's have a look at what type of updates Microsoft releases and how they benefit the users.

Security updates:


Security issues are the most serious errors - as they could be exploited by malware or hackers. Vulnerabilities are frequently identified in internet explorer, .Net framework, ActiveX and network protocols. Microsoft engineers develop the fix for the security flaws identified in the system and make it available to the Windows users via “windows update”.

Benefit: system remains safe against the known security threats.

New features updates:


.Net frameworks, internet explorer and other component features are released by Microsoft at regular intervals.

Benefit: These features improve the functionality of these web technology and add value to it.

Operating system updates:


Microsoft operating system developers continuously work for the enhancement of operating system and maximum benefit of hardware performance.

Benefit: Operating system performance and hardware acceleration improve the overall speed of the system.

Optional updates:


Optional updates include feature updates of softwares like MS office and Microsoft security essentials.

Benefit: Improves your overall software/application level experience.




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