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Windows Automatic Updates

Windows Automatic Updates


Fordham Network Access Control (NAC) requires that all Windows computers have Automatic Updates ENABLED. This will ensure that Microsoft Windows will check for important updates and install them for you.

If your Windows computer does NOT have Automatic Updates enabled, access to Fordham's public network and the Internet will be completely RESTRICTED.


Windows XP
  1. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Security Center
  2. Under "Manage security settings for:" click on the Automatic Updates link
  3. Set to Automatic (recommended)*
  4. Click on Apply
  5. Click on OK
  6. Close the Windows Security Center window
  7. Close the Control Panels window
Windows Vista & Windows 7
  1. Click on Start -> Control Panel -> Security Center / System and Security
  2. Under "Windows Update" click on the Turn Automatic Updating On/Off link
  3. Set to Install updates automatically (recommended)*
  4. Click on OK
  5. Close the Control Panel - Windows Firewall window

*Fordham IT recommends that you set the frequency to "Every day" and set the time to a period in which your computer will most likely be ON and connected to the Internet.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IT Customer Care at (718) 817-3999 or via email to

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