Get advance notice about February 2014 security updates

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the February 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 turns on automatic updating during setup unless you turn it off. To check this setting and turn on automatic updating, open the Search charm, enter automatic updating, and tap or click Settings to find it. 

For other versions of Windows, you can check whether automatic updating is turned on through 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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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    Having some problems with my laptop can you have me. I can not run my security from Microsolf Enntens

  2. Anonymous

    every time i get a update {automatic} my vtrus protection goes off line, sometimes for a couple of days, how can I prevent this I do have security protection .

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