You can make your Windows 10 receive updates for other Microsoft products and software, like Office, when you update Windows, by enabling this setting. For those that don’t know, Windows Update does more than just update your Windows OS. You can change a setting in Windows Update. If you would like to enable this option, then this post will show you how to enable the setting via Settings, Group Policy, or Registry.
Update other Microsoft products using Windows Update
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. If you want to also check for Microsoft Office updates, then you can do so as follows:
- Open Settings
- Open Update & Security
- Select WindowsUpdate
- Click Advanced Options
- Turn on Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows.
Let us see the procedure to do it via Settings in detail now.
Open Windows 10 Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update.
Click on Advanced options to open the following screen.
Toggle the Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows switch to the On position and you are good to go.
You will then be well on your way to ensuring that you receive the latest updates for other Microsoft software like Office too.
Using Windows Registry
You can also do this using the REGEDIT. Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
Create a new Registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as AllowMUUpdateService and give it a value of 1.
Using Group Policy
You can also do this using GPEDIT. Open Group Policy Editor and navigate to the following setting:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update
Double-click the policy to Configure Automatic Updates. Enable the policy and then select Install updates for other Microsoft products.
Save and exit.
TIP: You can also make Windows 10 download Drivers & Icons automatically.