JSI Tip 9459. How do I install Microsoft Update?

Microsoft Update is an optional service that updates both Windows operating systems and other Microsoft products, as apposed to Windows Update which only updates Windows operating systems.

When I visited http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx on a computer that uses Windows Update, I was able to download and install the Microsoft Update software.

Once installed, clicking on the Windows Update shortcut, %SystemRoot%\system32\wupdmgr.exe, brings you to the Microsoft Update Web site.

NOTE: The Microsoft Update shortcut uses the %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\muweb.dll,LaunchMUSite target.

NOTE: Once Microsoft Update is installed, you may delete the Windows Update shortcuts.

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