Microsoft has announced two updates for Windows Vista and Windows 7 – one each for the OS. The first, which is the Vista-only update, can be downloaded and installed via Windows Update. This update fixes a number of issues including the “My Computer” page in the Control Panel being unable to display the latest information. Users also have the ability to customize which programs load up first when you start Vista.
The second, which is available for both Vista and Windows 7, is actually a “bigger” update. It not only fixes the problem with the My Computer page, but also updates your system’s security levels, including the ProtectSystem application which allows Vista to safely protect against viruses and other malware. The security updates, as well as an updated version of Internet Explorer have been pushed directly to your PC without you having to manually check for an update. You’ll normally get an automatic update that installs all the new features and security fixes. All that you need to do then is to click on the downloaded file and it will install the updates. The automatic update does not remove any files or settings from your PC – it just downloads and installs the best that Windows has to offer.
If you are going to manually install the Microsoft update, it’s strongly advised that you do so only if you are skilled at computer installations. You should note that this program is a complex program and could ruin your PC if you’re not familiar with it. For instance, if you try to install the update and don’t know what to do anymore, you might get a virus or a spyware infection instead. Experts advise that you get help from professionals before trying anything complicated. They recommend using Windows System Optimizer to fix the problem and also downloading various registry cleaners.
Apart from Windows System Optimizer, you can use the Registry Fix to repair errors in your PC. This is another excellent free registry repair tool. It’s easy to use and even simpler to repair. Just download the program and let it scan your PC. It will automatically fix errors found and optimize your system when it’s done.
We’ve found out that this program is not always as effective as the other one, which is also able to fix the Microsoft update. The registry cleaner scans the system for any damaged, corrupted or empty registry keys. It also improves the speed and performance of your PC by cleaning all your temporary Internet files and cookies.
After downloading and installing this software, you’ll need to run the scan once again to check whether the changes were successful. If they weren’t, then all you have to do is to delete the corrupt files from your PC. However, if the changes were successful, then you’ll have to uninstall the program to be free of the errors it caused. And you can always restore the program to its earlier setting using the backup feature.