How to Update the Photo Viewer

By Charles Poole

The Windows Photo Viewer is an imaging software package that allows people to view their digital photos on their computer screens. If you have an outdated version of the Windows Photo Viewer, you will need to update it through the Windows Update feature on your computer. Previous operating systems such as Vista and XP have their own specific Photo Viewer. Windows 7 has a new version for the operating system. All versions of the software must be downloaded through the Windows Update application.

Step 1

Click your "Start" button on the lower left hand side of the screen.

Step 2

Click on the "Search" bar and then type "Update" into it. Press the "Enter" button.

Step 3

Click on the Windows Update icon from the window that appears on the screen.

Step 4

Click the "Check for updates" icon from the software menu.

Step 5

Check the little box next to the "Photo Viewer" icon and then click the "Install Updates" icon at the bottom of the page.

Step 6

Wait for the updates to finish installing and then click the "Restart" icon from the window that appears on the screen.

Step 7

Allow the computer to restart and then log in from the login screen. Once you have logged in, the new photo viewer will be installed.