Posted by Computer Components For You | all computer articles,computer software articles | Tuesday 14 December 2010 9:15 pm
Updating your computer is crucial as it helps your computer to run as smoothly as it can. The updates are patches to the current computer software programs, and they are there to help improve and fix bugs, enhance features and to give your computer better security. For example, both Macintosh and Windows operating systems are regularly given updates by various manufactures. These updates can be easily installed by the Software Update that is on your operating system.
For Mac Users
Click on the icon Apple, allocated on the top left corner of your desktop, then go to System Preferences, located down the list. Once it’s clicked, a window for the System Preferences should now pop up.
Under System, click on the icon Software Update. Then Click on the button Update Now. Once you have clicked on the Software Update button the window will now open with the available list of updates for your computer. If you do not wish to update all the computer software programs right now, you can always leave it for later. All you need to do is just click on the check box that is next to the program that you want to update. Depending on how many you have chosen it could take a couple of minutes or longer.
Click on the Install button. Once you have clicked on install, a pop up window will be displayed asking you to type in your administration user name with your password for your computer. This step is necessary for the process of updating. When your computer asks you will now need to restart your computer to ensure that the overall installation process on your Mac is complete. Once you have restarted your computer, all the computer software programs that you have asked to be updated, will now be up to date with the latest features. This now means that your computer and computer software will work more efficiently.