1. What is Windows Update?
Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you
to keep your computer up-to-date. Use Windows Update to choose updates
for your computer's operating system, software, and hardware. New
content is added to the site regularly, so you can always get the
most recent updates and fixes to protect your computer and keep
it running smoothly.
2. Why do I get a message saying an ActiveX control on this page
is not safe?
This message is displayed when your security setting in Internet
Explorer is set too high. For Windows Update to work properly, you
must change the security settings for the Internet zone to Medium
or lower. To do so, go to Internet Explorer, click the Tools
menu, and then click Internet Options. Click the Security
tab, and then click Internet. To adjust your security level,
click Default Level or Custom Level.
3. What is an ActiveX control?
ActiveX Controls are reusable software components that incorporate ActiveX technology. These components can be used to add specialized functionality, such as animation or pop-up menus, to Web pages, programs, and software development tools. Windows Update uses ActiveX controls to check what software is installed on your computer in order to provide you with a correct list of updates and other software you may want to download.
4. What is the best resolution for viewing the Windows Update site?
The Web pages on the Windows Update site were designed to be viewed at 800 by 600 or higher screen resolution. To set this resolution, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel. Click the Appearance and Themes icon, and then click.