How to check for updates in Windows 10

Looking for info on the latest updates? Learn how to check for updates in Windows 10. See how to get the details about the Windows Updates. While Windows 10 updates automatically, this post will help you if you want to check for, download and install Windows Updates on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows 10 operating system periodically checks with Microsoft to see if any updates are available, and if any are available offers to download them and install them for you automatically. But if you want to manually check for updates in Windows 10, then you can do so as follows.

Check for updates in Windows 10

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Open Start Menu and click on Settings > Update & Security settings > Windows Update.

Here, press on the Check for updates button.

If any updates are available, they will be offered to you.

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

If you are looking details on the latest updates, click on the Details link. More details about the updates will then be shown to you.

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If you need more information about the updates, click on the Learn more link. Every update comes with a KB number. Here you can see update KB3103688 being offered. You could search on your favorite search engine using this KB number. Relevant results about the update are sure to be offered.

While on the subject of Windows Updates, these links are sure to interest you:

  1. Make Windows computer check for Windows Updates more frequently
  2. How to upgrade your Windows 10 to the newer Build
  3. Make Windows 10 notify you before downloading or installing Windows Updates.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Ziggy

    I think I got this tip from here, but it’s worthwhile mentioning (again) that a shortcut can also be placed on the desktop. Just create a new shortcut with the path pointing to ms-settings:windowsupdate

    Thanks Anand!

  2. You can simply right-click on Windows Update and you will see a Pin to Start. A post has already been scheduled on this topic.

  3. Felix Philip D'Silva

    Anand Sir, mine Window 10 is pirated so how can i update Window 10? please guide me. Thank You….

  4. Bhavik d shah

    Hello sir im bhaivk hear in my PC windows 10 mouse nd keyboard are not working in that same sub port pendrive or heardisk is working ive recently purchased new motherboard with win10 so pls help me …
    My mail id

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