Other tech companies, like Adobe, often release updates that day as well.Microsoft used to call the day Patch Tuesday but it switched the name to Update Tuesday when it started including program updates along with security updates.2: A security prompt may appear below the address bar. The installation will continue on its own from here.Your machine may restart and you can enjoy your newly updated browser.But security and safety is by far the most important reason why you should update your web browser regularly to ensure that you can surf the internet with peace of mind.
For Windows 10, click Start (Windows logo), choose "Settings," select "Update & Security," then on the "Windows Update" section, click on "Advanced Options." (Note: the "Windows Update" section is also handy for showing you updates that are currently being downloaded or applied.) Under "Advanced Options," just make sure the drop down box is set to "Automatic."In Windows 8, right-click in the lower right corner of the screen and choose Control Panel.
You will need to have your computer on at that time for the updates to install.
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For more information, check out our feature: Microsoft is killing IE 8,9,10. And if you still need convincing, read our piece on 7 reasons why you need to upgrade to Internet Explorer.
When you’re ready to upgrade, follow the steps set out below – be warned they could vary slightly if you’re downloading from a different web browser: [Related story: Eight time-saving tips for using Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7] 1: First you need to visit this webpage to download IE11.