How do I install Windows security patches and updates?
How will I know if there are any major security updates for Microsoft's Windows operating system if I am not connected to ResNet?
Assuming that you configured your computer according to ResNet's Purple Packet (connection instructions), your computer should automatically check for Important and Recommended updates daily when an Internet connection is available.
Many of the recent security problems in Microsoft's Windows operating system have been received major media attention. If a major security update is released while classes are not in session, you will probably hear about it on your favorite local or national news outlets.
Depending on the severity of the security problem, you may also be notified via e-mail from Kathy Hausmann, Coordinator of Student Computing, or ResNet with information on how to patch or protect your computer from the vulnerability.
To manually update your computer with the latest Microsoft software updates:
Last Modified July 27, 2011