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How often do you install a clean version of a Windows operating system either for yourself or somebody else?
Although a lot of users are sensible and make full backups of their system using either disk imaging software or something like the Windows 7 System image function, there is sometimes no option but to reinstall because it can’t be avoided.
If you haven’t already installed the latest system updates, you should do so — Microsoft has said that users won’t get any security updates if they stick with older versions of Windows 8.1. As we previously mentioned, the quickest way to get the latest update is to use the PC Settings control panel.
To continue receiving security updates, you need to make sure you’re running the latest version of the OS. If you do that, skip ahead to the section at the end of the story with tips on how to make the most of it.
If waiting for all the updates to install doesn’t appeal, an alternative is to have a program store and automatically install the updates for you from a USB stick or external hard drive.
If you are not prompted to install a new version of i Tunes, you already have the latest version your operating system can support.
If you want to download the standalone files, though, read on.
As always, we have to preface this with the usual disclaimer: Downloading Windows updates using unconventional methods is risky.Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement.Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.Microsoft Windows 10 may be around the corner, but the company is still issuing Windows 8.1 updates on a fairly regular basis.If you’re already using Windows 8.1, and aren’t sure you’re running the latest system update, the easiest way to check and download it is to visit PC Settings (the new Control Panel, available from the right-hand menu bar) and click “Update and recovery.” There is also the option to download the latest Windows 8.1 Update as standalone files, if you want to archive them or perform an offline or enterprise installation.Some features or devices might require a newer version of i Tunes than your system supports.