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windows_updates [2012/06/06 08:53]
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 ====== Windows Updates At Olin ====== ====== Windows Updates At Olin ======
  
-==How can I determine if my system is configured for automatic updates?==+===How can I determine if my system is configured for automatic updates?===
  
   -Navigate to the **Start Menu -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> Change Settings** (on the right panel)   -Navigate to the **Start Menu -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> Change Settings** (on the right panel)
   -You should see that **Automatic (Recommended)** is selected.   -You should see that **Automatic (Recommended)** is selected.
-    ​It is normal for all of the choices to be grayed out: Olin's domain policy forces Automatic Updates to be on and prevents users from changing it. +    ​It is normal for all of the choices to be grayed out: Olin's domain policy forces Automatic Updates to be on and prevents users from changing it. 
-  - If **Automatic (Recommended) is not currently selected, you should change your settings to ensure that your computer stays up-to-date.+  - If **Automatic (Recommended)** is not currently selected, you should change your settings to ensure that your computer stays up-to-date.
  
-==An easy check to determine whether or not your system is updating properly==+===An easy check to determine whether or not your system is updating properly===
  
   *Navigate to the **Start Menu -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> View update history**   *Navigate to the **Start Menu -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> View update history**
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     * You have various patches whose status is listed as failed.     * You have various patches whose status is listed as failed.
  
-==How can I run Windows Updates?==+===How can I run Windows Updates?===
  
 Windows updates are automatically configured to run every day on systems configured for our Olin domain. ​ You can also run them manually at any time. Windows updates are automatically configured to run every day on systems configured for our Olin domain. ​ You can also run them manually at any time.
  
-  ​Navigate to the **Start Menu -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> Check for Updates** +  ​Navigate to the **Start Menu -> All Programs -> Windows Update -> Check for Updates** 
-  ​If any important updates are available, select **Install Updates**+  ​If any important updates are available, select **Install Updates**
       * Otherwise, you may be able to select optional updates       * Otherwise, you may be able to select optional updates
  
-==What if Windows Updates isn't working?==+===What if Windows Updates isn't working?===
  
-If Windows Updates aren't working, it's likely due to a problem with the BITS service not running on system startup. ​Here's how to diagnose and repair ​BITS problem+If Windows Updates aren't working, it's likely due to a problem with the BITS service not running on system startup. ​If you're having ​a problem ​with BITS, refer to [[bits_fix|this article]].
-  *http://​it.olin.edu/​documents/​General/​BITS-Fix.doc+
  
 If that doesn'​t work, feel free to contact the IT Help Desk. If that doesn'​t work, feel free to contact the IT Help Desk.