How to Check for Windows 10 Updates

How To:

  • Check for Windows 10 Updates

Applies To:

  • Staff & Faculty


In Windows 10, you decide when to get the latest updates.

1) To manage your options and see available updates:

Select the Start menu. In the search box type Windows Update then click on it to go to the page


Press the Windows key + I and go to Update & Security.

2) In the Windows Update page, click Check for updates to see which updates are currently available. Some updates may be ready to install already.

3) If updates are available, you will have the option to install them.

4) Once the updates you choose are installed, please restart your computer.

Note: When your computer needs to restart for updates you may see this icon in the system tray (but the time). Right-click the icon and you will see options to restart immediately, schedule a restart time, open Windows Update, or you can temporarily hide the icon. If you see the same icon with a red dot with an exclamation point, it is telling you that your device is missing important updates. Double-click the icon and it will bring you to the Windows Update page where you can check, install, and see the status of updates.


Article ID: 130264
Mon 3/15/21 3:47 PM
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