Information Technology

Windows Security Updates

Instructions

The following instructions will tell you how to find and apply security patches and other important software updates to your computer. These instructions apply only to computers running under a Microsoft Windows operating system. They refer to updates for the Windows operating system and updates for the Microsoft Office suite of applications or any one or more of: Access, Excel, Outlook (full or express), PowerPoint, Word, and occasionally FrontPage.

Windows operating system patches and updates

If prompted, agree to and accept the installation of Windows Update scanning software.  (This will allow Microsoft to transmit the list of current versions and updates to your computer for comparison.)

Office applications patches and updates

If prompted, agree to and accept the installation of Office Update scanning software.  (This will allow Microsoft to transmit the list of current versions and updates to your computer for comparison.)

Occasionally when installing MS Office patches and updates, you may be prompted to insert your MS Office CD into your computer.  If that happens, you should contact IT Service Desk  at 617-287-5220, or send an email to ITservicedesk@umb.edu, or visit the IT Service Desk on the 3rd of the Healey Library for further instructions. 

MS Office CD software is available through the network and you do not need to have a CD in hand.  The HelpDesk will instruct you how to access the network copy instead.