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Patching Your Windows or Macintosh Computer

Every Windows and Mac computer comes installed with some version of their respective Operating Systems (OS, for short), like Windows XP or Vista, for example, or Mac OS X 10.5. As flaws are discovered in these Operating Systems, Microsoft and Apple will release patches that fix these flaws and keep you computer safe from hackers and viruses.

The easiest way to keep your OS up-to-date is to enable automatic updating on your computer.

Here are links on just how to do enable automatic updating for Windows and Macs.