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Securing Your BCIT Computer

How to keep your BCIT computer secure with updates

Microsoft routinely releases security and critical patches for Windows. ITS uses Software Center to deploy these updates to your BCIT-asseted computer.

To ensure that all updates are applied to your computer you must reboot when prompted. Choosing to defer the reboot will leave your computer at risk. After a period of inactivity Windows may reboot your computer.

Updating from the Windows Notification:

Once an update is available a notification will pop-up on your screen saying a software change is required.

  • If you wish to install the update when prompted click on the pop-up.
  • If you would like to manually control when these updates are installed click on the pop-up and configure the settings.
  • If you don’t do anything, this update will be installed automatically after 7 days.Screen shot on how to do updates

Note: if you missed the pop-up notification, please refer to the “Updating from Software Center” section below.

Updating from software center:

If you missed the notification pop-up, your next option is to install the updates through Software Center. This will provide you with a summary of updates you can install. If the Updates section is empty there are currently no updates available for your device.

  1. From the Windows Start menu, type Software Center, and then click on Software Center in the match result.Screen shot on how to do updates
  2. From Software Center, click on the Updates tab. New Microsoft updates will show on the right pane.
  3. Click Install All to proceed with the installation.Screen shot on how to do updates

If you have any questions please contact the Service Desk at 604-412-7444 (option 1).