Updating windows manually
The Windows Update service has changed over the years as Microsoft released new versions of Windows.
While Windows updates used to be installed by visiting the Windows Update website, newer versions of Windows include a special built-in Windows Update feature with more options.
While there might be Windows updates available for your Windows XP computer on the Windows Update website, any you see will be updates released prior to the end of support date for Windows XP, which was on April 8, 2014.
The Windows Update service isn't the only way to install Windows updates.
It checks if a newer version of the driver available for a selected device and then downloads and installs it, if available.
So, it’s a good idea to manually update device drivers to make sure that the latest version of device drivers is installed on your computer.
Here are step-by-step directions to manually update a driver in Windows 10.
By default, Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs device driver software.
But if you feel that a driver is not working, or Windows 10 has not updated the driver to the latest version automatically, you can manually update the driver with a few mouse clicks.