How To Check For Windows 10 Updates?

How to check for updates in Windows 10? Windows 10 updates are critical as it makes your system perform better. It also keeps it up-to-date with latest security shields and new features.

You can get Windows 10 latest update now by using check for updates in Windows 10. When there is an update available in Windows 10, it will automatically start downloading the updates and then install it, so you don’t have to do it.

But if you want to control this behavior, Windows 10 has given its users to do so. In this guide, we will show you how Windows 10 check for updates work and how you can control it.check for updates in windows 10

The Windows update center releases the updates every month on the last Tuesday.

But if the severity of the Windows 10 update is high then Microsoft can roll them out whenever they want.

There are two categories of updates available in Windows 10 they are Important Updates and Additional Updates(Optional).

Recommended Read: How To Get Help In Windows 10?

It is recommended that you should not ignore the critical updates. Your Windows 10 checks for updates from Microsoft server.

Pro Tip: Use Windows Update Catalog to download updates that your system may be missing. See Below screenshot.Windows Update Catalog 2018

How To Check For Windows 10 Updates?

To update Windows 10 you need to navigate to Windows update settings.

Settings >> Update & security >> Windows Update, and select Check for updates.

If Windows Update says that your PC is up to date, you have all the updates that are currently available.

Read on to know how I update Windows 10.

I will make this tutorial more easy with the help of screenshots. Just follow the below steps:

  • Go to Windows 10 Cortana and type “Settings” (it is the control panel in Windows 10) in the “Ask me anything” box.
  • Once you get the result, click on “Settings” that will bring you to the below screen. In this screen click on “Updates & Security“.

Windows 10 Settings

  • Next, when you see the “Check for updates” button just click on it and Windows 10 will start checking for updates in Windows 10.
  • Once the new updates are discovered it will automatically start downloading them and then later installing them.

Check for updates

Download updates Windows 10

  • If by any chance the Check for Updates failed. Just click the “Retry Button” and Windows 10 will again start checking for the updates. Or try Windows Update troubleshooter.
  • During the whole process, your computer may restart several times. Don’t worry you can continue to work on your PC because Windows 10 will ask your permission before installing the updates and restarting the system.

Let us learn about other Windows 10 update settings that you see in the above screenshot

Advanced Options in Windows 10: Click on the “Advanced Options” and you will see the below screen with some more options.

choose how updates are installed

Here you can choose how updates are installed(see above screenshot). There are two options “Automatic (Recommended)” and “Notify to schedule restart“.

Whenever you choose as an option you will see the description of that option just below it. Go ahead and try that and decide what you want.

Get updates for other Microsoft products: If you check mark the “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update windows” then Windows 10 will also download the updates for Microsoft products installed on your computer, example Microsoft Office updates.

Defer Upgrades: You can easily defer upgrades in Windows 10 by just checking the box before it. For those of you who don’t know what defer upgrades in Windows 10 means, i will try to explain you.

Let’s say if you do not want automatic updates in Windows 10 , then you can choose this option. It will stop the Windows 10 updates for months, however, the important updates will still deliver that is related to your system security.

View update history Windows 10: If you want to view updates that are installed on your PC, then you just need to click on the “View Your Update History” option, that will take you to a new screen where you can see the failed and successful updates in Windows 10. From the

From the Windows 10 update history, you can also choose to uninstall the particular update if you are facing issue because of it.Windows 10 update history

Choose how updates are delivered: This is the last option that we will be learning about. As shown in the below screenshot you can get updates for all the PC’s that you have on your network. You just need to enable the option and whenever your PC updates it will push the updates to other computers connected to your local network.

You just need to enable the option and whenever your PC updates it will push the updates to other computers connected to your local network.Windows updates settings

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Final Words:

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I hope this guide on How To Check For Updates In Windows 10 helped you to understand the automatic updates in Windows 10 and the manual update Windows 10.

I tried my best to make this Windows 10 update guide easy to understand for all the users level.

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Rizwan is the Founder of WindowsQnA who is always ready to solve queries related to Windows OS. Apart from blogging and helping Windows OS users he loves to travel and enjoy earing Asian food.
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