CUMC IT and Department Managed Computers Computers that are managed by CUMC IT receive operating system (OS) updates automatically.
If you have a unique user name and password for a computer that is owned by your department, you will most likely have access to install updates and patches.
Without an operating system, a computer is useless.
Watch the video below to learn more about operating systems.
As systems are used and new technologies are released, the OS requires software upgrades or patches to resolve any security issues that are discovered and to improve functionality.
The most commonly used computer operating systems today are Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Macintosh OS 10.
See Apple's OS X: Updating OS X and Mac App Store app During technical troubleshooting, you may be required to reinstall an OS update or driver.
In order to reinstall drivers and files for the latest OS X build, you can download a Combo Update.
If you are prompted for an administrative password but did not intend to install or change computer settings, do not enter one!Out-of-date drivers and operating systems can cause a variety of issues and are one of the first things to check when a game is having problems.The instructions below will help you check and update your drivers.Updating software programs To update a specific program, there is typically a "Check for Updates" option under its About or Help menu, or you can visit the company's web site for patches and new versions.You may also be prompted by the software when it opens or closes if an automatic update feature is enabled.