Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you get the most out of your computer.
Windows Update uses ActiveX Controls and active scripting to display content correctly and to determine which updates apply to your computer.
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To view and download updates for your computer, Windows Update should be listed as a Trusted Site in Internet Explorer.
To add Windows Update to the trusted sites zone:
Note: If you need to add a URL to the Web Sites list and the Add button is disabled, contact your system administrator.
- On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options.
- Click the Security tab.
- Click the Trusted Sites icon, and then click Sites...
- Uncheck the "require server verification" checkbox.
- Make sure the following URLs are listed in the Web Sites list box: