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Computer Updates — Are you up to date?

Making sure your computer is current with updates is very important. If your computer is not up to date with all its software you may have poor performance issues. Computer updates are critical to fixing issues found software. Some of these issues just include new features, while many deal with performance, or security issues. Most people just think about windows updates when you mention updates, but there are many computer updates for other programs and device drivers.

Operating System

The first and most well known computer updates are you windows updates. Many people have this set to automatic, so windows will check and install updates as needcomputer updates periodically. If not set to automatic you can check for windows updates by opening the control panel. There will either be an icon for windows update or a category to choose called system and security. If you click on the category, you will then be able to click on windows update. Windows Update will check for any available updates for your computer. If any updates are found, you should be able to view the available updates. After viewing, it is strongly suggested that you install all important updates and service packs that are available.


Additionally, many programs you use, and hardware you have will occasionally have updates of their own. It is very important that you periodically check for these updates as well. Programs that have errors in the code, and glitches can cause performance problems if not resolved with the needed updates. This is also very true of the hardware on your computer, especially video drivers. Having out-of-date drivers can cause various problems, including slow performance.

If you have any trouble with this, or are not comfortable performing these tasks, please feel free to contact us for assistance. We can help anyone in Ft. Myers or Cape Coral having computer updates issues, or any other computer repair. If you think you have another computer issue that could be causing slow performance call Ridgeview Technology today at 239-292-3194.


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