You can also create your own restore points whenever you want to.
By default, System Restore is turned on in Windows XP.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 13 July 2010) Microsoft will issue its last ever security patches for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
You can schedule Automatic Updates for any time of day.
Remember, your computer must be on at the scheduled time for updates to be installed.
An icon appears in the notification area of your taskbar when the updates are being downloaded.
You can point to the icon to view the download status.
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This option provides an alternative to installing updates in response to user notification messages and provides a method to install updates at a time when the computer is not being used for other activities.
In computers running Windows XP with SP2 or SP3, a new Install Updates and Shutdown option is displayed in the Shut Down Windows and Turn Off Computer dialog boxes.
You must be logged on to Windows by using a computer administrator account to run Windows update.