We also see when this update was published this is a

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update contains updated definition files used by Windows Defender to detect malware. We also see when this update was published. This is a brand new update that was just published today. We also see the status of the update. Notice that this update is ready, but it has not been downloaded to the system yet. It's ready to be downloaded but we haven't actually pulled it down. So let's go back to Windows Update. Now if I want to change the way Windows Update operates I can come over here and click on Change Settings. Configure Updates 2:55-5:47 Here I can configure how Windows Updates will be installed. For important updates I can specify that the updates are installed automatically, which is really the best option. We could, however, specify that updates be downloaded, but I have to manually specify whether to install them. We could configure Windows Update to simply check for updates, but then I have to manually download them and install them, or, if you're quite foolish, you could tell Windows Update to never check for updates.That option's available, but, as it's noted here, it's not recommended. We're going to leave this first option selected. We want it to install updates automatically. As noted here, it tells us that with this option selected the updates will be automatically downloaded,in the background, as long as the computer is not on a metered Internet connection. This is a desktop system. It's connected to the Internet via wired connection. So it will automatically download updates all the time. Now note here, it tells us when these updates are going to be automatically installed. It's going to be installed during the maintenance window. If I click thins link, we can find out what timethat automatic maintenance window begins. You can see here that maintenance tasks will be run daily at 2:00 am. We'll go ahead and leave that option selected because a lot of times, if you're installing updates, especially if you're installing a lot of updates, it can really slow down system performance. So it's best to have those updates installedwhen nobody's using the system. Notice that we also have an option here for how to handlerecommended updates, in addition to our important updates. By default, this option is selected that says basically, just handle recommended updates in exactly the same way that we handle important updates. As long as this option is selected, then our recommended updates will also automatically be downloaded in the background. Notice down here there's another option we can use to specify how updates for other Microsoft products will be handled as well. If we turn this option on, then we're going to handle updates for the Windows operating system itself, as per normal, these are important and recommended updates, but we're also now going to check for updates for other installed Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Office. If you have Microsoft products installed on the system, then it's a good idea to turn that option on. Let's go ahead and apply our changes by clicking OK. All right, so I let my system run for a little while. The fact that we changed our update settings over here caused Windows Update to go out and look for additional
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