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Get advance notice about July 2013 security updates

Get advance notice about July 2013 security updates

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Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the July security updates.

If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case, you'll see an alert in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar—be sure to click it.

In Windows 8, Windows will turn on automatic updating during setup unless you choose to turn it off. To check this setting and turn on automatic updating, open the Search charm, enter Turn automatic updating on or off, and tap or click Settings to find it. 

For other versions of Windows, you can check whether automatic updating is turned on through the Microsoft Update website. This will open Windows Update in Control Panel; if automatic updating is not turned on, you'll be guided through the steps to set it up. After that, all the latest security and performance improvements will be installed on your PC quickly and reliably.

If you are a technical professional

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Service offers details about security updates approximately three business days before they are released. We do this to enable customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective deployment of security updates.

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  • I have never commented before,  but security is important. I'm not a technical person, but I'd hate to think that what I type is not secure anyway,  so the update section is interesting.  The advance notice of security updates would be a bit of a riks for someone like me, I suspect though, as I can't get an update to install at the moment. Maybe due to software incompatibility, I don't know.

    By KW

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