Windows Me obtains the latest components of Windows automatically and updates the system to the latest version transparently to users. Namely, users do not need to search for important updates and information by themselves as Windows has become able to obtain them by itself. Windows identifies updates applicable to the computer and notifies users whenever new updates become available.
To set the automatic update function, carry out the following procedure.
Note: Ensure that the computer is connected to the Internet before carrying out the procedure.
1. Click Start, click Settings and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Automatic Updates.
* In case that the Automatic Updates icon is not displayed , click View all Control Panel options on the left of the Control Panel window.
3. Select any of the following setting options best suits your preference and then click OK.
* Setting options
Automatically download updates and notify me when they are ready to be installed
Windows finds updates that apply to your computer and download these updates in the background (you are not notified or interrupted during this process). After the
download is complete, an icon appears in the taskbar with a message that updates for your computer are ready to be installed. To view and install the available updates, you
can click the icon or its message. You can then select the specific updates you want installed on your computer.
Notify me before downloading any updates and notify me again when they are ready to be installed
When Windows finds updates that apply to your computer, an icon appears in the taskbar with a message that updates are ready to be downloaded. After you click the icon (or its message), you can select the specific updates you want downloaded. Windows then downloads the selected updates in the background. When the download is complete, the icon appears in the taskbar again, this time to notify you that updates for your computer are ready to be installed. You can then select the specific updates you want installed on your computer.
Turn off automatic updating. I will update my computer manually
Windows will not keep your computer automatically up-to-date. You can turn automatic updating back on at any time by selecting one of the first two settings.
* When you choose not to install a specific update, Windows deletes it from your computer. If you change your mind later, you can click Restore Hidden Items. Any updates you have declined in the past that still apply to your computer will appear the next time Windows notifies you of available updates.
You can always install specific updates from the Windows Update Web site.