More about Windows 7 Update

Drivers are very important to make sure that your operating system is in perfect sync with your hardware devices. Driver is the software that facilitates the communication between the OS and the hardware devices.

Issues with Window 7 update tool

The driver update tool in Windows 7 is set to receive automatic updates. As per these settings, the OS would check for updates and would install them automatically, when the computer is online.
In some cases the automatic driver updates can create compatibility issues. For example, due to a driver update, the software that you were using to access your webcam would become non responsive or would not work the regular way. There have also been cases where after an update has been done the computer would restart itself and due to a virus, a software or compatibility issue it would get stuck on the log in screen or won’t even reach the log in screen. The situation does not change even after restarting the computer several times. This is because the OS gets corrupted and the only way to fix it is by reinstalling the OS.

Controlling Window 7 update

Following are the steps to change the settings for Windows 7 Update:

1.Left click the start button or the windows pearl button
2.Right above the start button or the pearl button you will see the search box.
3.Type ‘Automatic Update’ in the search box and press enter
4.After you press Enter, you will see the search results displayed at the top. Click on the ‘Windows update link’. This would display the window of Windows Update.
5.Click on the ‘check for updates button’.
6.Under the important updates, you will have a drop down menu, which will have the following options:
Install Updates Automatically (recommended)
Download updates but let me choose whether to install them
Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them
Never check for updates (not recommended)
7.Over here you can either select ‘Download updates but let me choose whether to install them’ or ‘Never check for updates (not recommended)’.

Selecting any one of the second and fourth option will stop the updates from automatically downloading or installing itself, giving you more control over your computer.