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Windows Automatic Update for computers unable to use BigFix
If you have a home computer or a campus computer that is not in the Active Directory and thus unable to get updates via the ITS server, ITS recommends that you run Automatic Update. Automatic Update is a program built into the operating system and that will scan your computer and download updates for you automatically. You must be connected to the Internet for Automatic Update to function.
Note: With all the above operating systems we recommend that desktop/laptop computers use the settings:
Automatically download the updates, and install them on the schedule that I specify.
In the area to choose a day and time, we recommend every day.
Your computer will now automatically download the updates when needed. If the computer has not been updated in a long time, Automatic Update may take a while to complete the first time it runs. We recommend that you install any Critical Updates and Service Packs.