How To Check For Updates In Windows 10?

In this guide, we’ll learn how to check for updates in Windows 10 operating system. We will also include how to check for app updates in Windows 10. So you will not only be getting up-to-date with your system but also with other apps that you have installed.

Windows updates are very important as they may come with many security patches. The other most important thing to consider is, Microsoft Windows always try to improve the user interface and overall performance of Windows 10.

The above two reasons are enough to convince us that we should always check for updates in Windows 10. And if available we should download and install them.

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When available Windows 10 Updates automatically gets downloaded and installed on your system. Windows 10 make sure that your system remains in its latest version of Windows. It periodically check for updates in Windows 10.

We have also written a useful guide on Defer Upgrades In Windows 10 and how to use it. Do check it out. That article is for those who want to postpone Windows update on there Windows OS for a couple of months.

There is not much to talk about Windows 10 updates so let’s jump on our main topic.

Let’s start,

Here is a quick video if you do not want to read the full article. But I strongly suggest you read as the article contains more information than the video.




Manually Check For Updates In Windows 10

If you want to check Windows 10 updates, you can surely do it by a few clicks.

  • Click Start Button then select Settings 
  • Navigate to Update and Security

Navigate to Windows 10 Updates and Security Settings

  • Click Windows Update and then click Check For Updates.

Windows 10 Updates Is Available

If you do not see Check For Updates button and is presented with the above Install Now button then that means that Windows 10 had already checked for updates for you in the past few hours.

Simple? Isn’t it? Try to do it now and see if there are updates available from Microsoft Windows 10.

Updates In Windows 10 1511 Troubleshooting

If you have updated your Windows 10 system to the latest version and wonder why update 1511 is not showing up in the update list then do not worry.

Windows 10 1511 update is a must-have as it comes with lots of security upgrades and other features.

Windows update troubleshooter is always a go-to tool for any update issues. With just a few clicks it resolves the problem. Here are the simple steps:

  • In Cortana search for ” Troubleshoot ” and once the result is displayed. Click on it.

Windows update troubleshooter

  • On the left panel click “Troubleshoot” and run “Windows Update Troubleshooter” from the list.

Run Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter

  • Now click Advanced, and we ensure to check to Apply repairs automatically and you have to check Run As Administrator.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and finish the Troubleshooting.

There is less chance that the above method will not work for you to check for updates in Windows 10. If that is the case, try the below steps.

  • Close Windows Update program.
  • You should wait for at least 2 to 3 hours.
  • Run Windows Update again and try the steps mentioned above.

Make sure you have a proper internet connection and your system is connected to it. Identify any connectivity issue and solve them before you do a Windows 10 update.

Check For App Updates On Windows 10

When any apps updates are available Windows 10 automatically installs it. Additionally, you can also check for updates in Windows 10 manually.

I like to check for app updates manually for some of my favorite apps like Windows Movie Maker. So that if there is any new feature added I can have it and use it for my video projects.

Let’s see how to check for app updates on Windows 10…

How To Check For App Updates In Windows 10

How to enable automatic app updates:

  • Launch the Microsoft Store.
  • Navigate to the user icon on top, located next to the search form.
  • Select Settings.
  • Toggle on Updates App Automatically.

This is how you check for app updates in Windows 10 automatically.

How to manually check for app updates:

  • Launch the Microsoft Store.
  • Click the user icon on top, located next to the search form.
  • Click on Downloads.
  • At last click Check For Updates.

This is how you check for app updates on Windows 10 manually.

Bonus: You can always check Windows 10 latest updates here at the Microsoft Windows Support page.

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You can also check specific apps for updates by going to their Store page. You can use the search in the app store to find the app, or check My Library for a list of all your installed apps.

That’s it for this article How To Check For Updates In Windows 10. If you are stuck somewhere or have a question do let us know in Comments. We do reply.

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