How to manually check for updates in Windows 10

Updates are very important for operating system because they maintain its security at a proper level. Besides that, they often bring new features and improvements that is so exciting. By default Windows 10 is configured to automatically check for updates, download them and install. However, you may set your active hours to tell your operating system when you don’t want your computer to reboot. But you may want to check for updates, download them and install immediately. Why? Perhaps, if you know that the next hours you will have only the metered Internet connection and it wouldn’t be convenient for you to download and install updates. For instance, when you plan to travel by car and use your mobile data instead of your home unlimited plan. So here is how to manually check for updates in Windows 10 and install all stuff right here right now.

How to manually check for updates in Windows 10 and install them

Click on the Action Center icon in the Taskbar: Action Center Windows 10 CU


Select All settings:


All Settings in Windows 10

Click on Update & security:


Press the Check for updates button:

Check for updates in Windows 10

If any updates are available press Install now:

Install updates in Windows 10

If reboot is required press Restart now:

Restart in order to install updates for Windows 10

You also may want to clear Windows Update cache if you have errors while installing updates.

1 comment

  1. It’s not working for me. I’m seeing this message: Update status: There were some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and wat to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80070422)

    I’m running a new Byte Plus. Just fired it up last night. Was getting the same update error message last night too.

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