WINUP-How To Download and Install Components From Windows Update

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Windows Update is a free online extension of Microsoft Windows 98 accessible to all users. You can access the site from the link placed prominently at the top of the Start menu by clicking Start and then clicking Windows Update. You may also type in the address bar of Internet Explorer.

Windows Update has a central catalog called Product Updates that includes new product enhancements such as system files, device drivers, service packs, and new Windows features. These enhancements will be recommended to you based on what is needed for your specific computer.

When you have determined the component you want to download, click "Read this first". This will provide you with some guidelines, including:

  1. How to download and install

  2. How to use

  3. How to uninstall

  4. Support Policy


If you have tried all of the above steps, and are still unable to view or download components, you may submit a question through Web Response by following the steps below:

  1. Connect to the Windows Update site at:

  2. Click Support Information.

  3. Click Submit Windows Update Support Request.

  4. Follow the instructions provided to submit your question.

Additional query words: winup

Keywords          : kbwindowsupdate 
Version           : WINDOWS:4.0,5
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbinfo 

Last Reviewed: June 23, 1999