There are a few major downloads you’ll need to install for your computer. These downloads are called patches, or fixes that will either speed up your computer or fix/prevent a potential security or performance flaw.
1, Prevent Internet Explorer 7 slowness: The new IE 7 softeware has a potential phishing filter bug that can reduce your computer to a crawl with web sites with many frames.
2. Mac OS X security update: Download this patch to remove 22 OS X holes, including one that has the highest threat rating possible.
3. Windows Vista laptop battery drain: The new Vista laptops with the default settings allow users to connect to public hotspots, but, in turn, decrease the battery life. To change the settings so your battery has more life, check out how to change the settings.