Update Windows® XP in Acer® Extensa
Acer Extensa series laptops are particularly designed for business and professional users. System consists of Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4 GB DDR2 RAM, 160 GB hard disk and 15.4” WXGA LCD screen. System provides with various choices of Windows operating systems which include different versions of Windows Vista and Windows XP. You can check for updates and install it on Windows XP by using two ways. Windows XP contains an 'Automatic Update' option in it. You just need to turn it on after establishing an Internet connection. Automatic Update feature on Windows XP routinely checks for updates for operating system and device drivers. The other way is to run the Microsoft Update feature. This will help in knowing about the current drivers in your system and latest versions and updates.
- Stop running unnecessary programs
- Scan for threats
- Download from authorized site
Stop running unnecessary programs
Before trying to update or check for update, it is recommended to close the inactive or unnecessary programs because there is a chance for these programs to interfere with your work while updating. It might result in an incomplete update. So close all the unnecessarily running applications for a while and start again after completing the update procedure.
Scan for threats
Before installing the new updates, you need to scan the system with antivirus program. When you establish an Internet connection for checking updates, malware programs can also come into the system with the updates. So before installing the new updates you should perform a scan to remove the threats. You need to make sure that the firewall is on in your system while checking for updates.
Latest versions of driver software and updates are provided by various websites in the Internet. This includes authorized product site and third-party websites. If you download from third-party websites, threats will also come with the downloaded content. So you need to download the updates or latest versions of software from the authorized product site or Microsoft website.