How to Check Online for Updates through Microsoft Update

Overview

Instructions for how to manually check for updates to your Windows computer through Windows Update. 

Details / Instructions

  1. Click the Start button. 
  2. Click on Settings or the Settings icon
    settings icon
  3. Select Update and Security.
    Update and Security
  4. Select Advanced Options and select Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows 
  5. Select the back button at the top left
  6. Select Check online for updates from Microsoft Update or Check for updates.
  7. Check online for updates
  8. Windows will download and install any updates that are needed. 
NOTE: When you see a feature update available (see image below now 21H2), please start this at a time that you will not need your computer, as the feature updates may take up to an hour. When you are ready to install the feature update, select download and install now. You will also be able to schedule the install for your computer. 

Feature Update

See Also

Windows Update: FAQ

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Article ID: 102942
Created
Wed 3/25/20 11:54 AM
Modified
Fri 8/12/22 10:55 AM

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