For computers running Windows XP, you must install and configure Windows Updates before using the Windows SteadyState automatic update feature or updates will not be installed, and you will not receive notification that updates are not being installed.

You must first run Windows Updates manually to perform the initial registration of Windows Updates components on your computer. After you manually install and configure Windows Updates, you can then specify the frequency at which Windows Updates are downloaded..

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You do not need to manually install Windows Updates on computers running Windows Vista.

To manually install Windows Updates

  1. Log on as a Windows SteadyState administrator.

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.

  3. After Windows Update is installed, restart the shared computer.