What are the best ways to update Windows Photo Viewer?

asked by Owais Malik
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    #1Turn on automatic app updates

    Turn on automatic app updates

    Turn on automatic app updates is a simple how-to article by Microsoft that tells you how to set up automatic updates for your PC on Windows 10 and 8.1.

    Websites

    Free

    Karen Mitchell
    Written on July 21, 2018
    "This is a pretty good solution for Windows 10 users. Before that of course the software wasn't called "apps". I'm not sure if you even can get updates for Windows photo viewer for pre-Windows 10 anymore. But in any case, and updates Microsoft does for the Windows Viewer app will be pushed through automatic updates, so turning it one means you won't have to think about it anymore."
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC

    [TUTORIAL] How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC

    How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC is a PCWorld article that gives you step by steps instructions for updating apps on a PC computer.

    Articles

    Free

    Gregory Wells
    Written on July 15, 2018
    "Everyone who knows me knows that I am a very impatient man. Especially when I am working on my pc and all of a sudden it begins to update. It always seems to update tight in the middle of me working. Upon surfing the net I can across How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC, pc world. I read it was ever so thankful for it. I did not know that I can set my pc to update at times that I was not using it. So great of a feature and its automatic, no picking and choosing. Great time and sanity saver. "
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date

    [TUTORIAL] How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date

    It’s important to be aware of what’s getting updated on your PC, how to update things that fall outside the Windows Update purview, and to make sure you’re taking the right steps to keep things up to date. The article How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date by How-To Geek shows you how.

    Articles

    Free

    Douglas Mason
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "This solution is a good method for updating all applications on Windows PC. The issue is that it lacks any information on Windows Photo Viewer. The information should still generally apply but I think it could have been better."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to update Windows 8 apps

    [TUTORIAL] How to update Windows 8 apps

    How to update Windows 8 apps is an article by PC Advisor that gives you a step by step guide that shows you how to update Windows 8 apps on your PC.

    Articles

    Free

    Joyce Andrews
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This article is from a reputable source, Tech Advisor from IDG, so you know it can be trusted. The article is easy to read. It provides step my step instructions and is very easy to follow along. My only concern is that the information and advice are from 2015 and might be outdated."
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    #5FileHippo App Manager

    FileHippo App Manager

    FileHippo App Manager is a freeware that will keep your system up-to-date by scanning your computer for installed applications, checking the versions and then sending this data to FileHippo.com to ascertain if there are any newer releases available. If there are any new releases, these will be neatly displayed in your browser window for you to download.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sun Kong
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "FileHippo App Manager is the perfect app to help keep your system and programs up to date. It's a very helpful all-in-one tool that every computer should have that helps keeps their software up to date with the latest patches and hotfixes. I recommend it immensely."
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    #6Software Updater

    Software Updater

    Software Updater is a program that will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to Software Updater to see if there are any newer releases. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Gregory Dunn
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This is another useless utility that covers a function Windows already does well. The Windows ecosystem already encourages updates, with almost every program have a 'nag' function or automatic updates. Windows itself finally has a good update system, although it reboots when you don't want. Waste of money."
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    #7Ninite

    Ninite
    Ninite is a package management software that lets you install and update all your programs at once. It offers to install popular applications for their Windows operating system and bundles them into a single installer pack.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Eduardo Quiroz
    Written on November 21, 2017
    " I downloaded this thinking I could use it to update windows Photo Viewer in a similar way to how package managers on linux can be used to update similar apps. But even though Ninite calls itself a "package manager" it doesn't seem to be one in the same sense as those on linux. It really only allows you to select from a handful of applications to be automatically installed or updated. Windows Photo Viewer is not one of them. So you only really have a choice of installing another (admittedly better) photo viewer. For some reason it also uses settings from internet explorer, a browser even microsoft is trying to convince people to stop using nowadays. It solves the issue in the sense that it gives you a better photo viewer but if you want an updated version of Windows Photo Viewer itself, you probably have to stick to windows update."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to update Windows Photo Viewer
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Turn on automatic app updatesWebsites 13 Free
2[TUTORIAL] How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PCArticles 11 Free
3[TUTORIAL] How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to DateArticles 10 Free
4[TUTORIAL] How to update Windows 8 appsArticles 7 Free
5FileHippo App ManagerSoftware 6 Free
6Software UpdaterSoftware 4 Free
7NiniteWebsites 1 Free
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