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    Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10

    Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10

    How to Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Windows Update & Activation
    04 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10


    Windows Update keeps Windows 10 updated by downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft.

    In Windows 10, Windows Update was made deprecated in the Control Panel and now only accessible from within Settings.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Windows Update again from the Control Panel for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove Windows Update from the Control Panel.


    EXAMPLE: Windows Update in Control Panel
    Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10-wiindows_update_in_control_panel.png
    Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10-windows_update.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add Windows Update to Control Panel

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Windows_Update_to_Control_Panel.reg

    Download


    3 To Remove Windows Update from Control Panel

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Windows_Update_from_Control_Panel.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 94
    Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
       #1

    This is very helpful Brink, thanks!
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,681
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #2

    Thank you Werty. :)
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  3. WightWalker's Avatar
    Posts : 239
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #3

    Thanks, so much better this way.

    Microsoft needs to learn that change for changes sake isn't always the right way forward!
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  4. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 14,163
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #4

    I prefer one click from my start screen to check.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,681
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Dude said:
    I prefer one click from my start screen to check.
    If you like for that, you could use this tutorial to add Windows Update back to the Control Panel, then create a Windows Update shortcut using the location below. Afterwards, move the shortcut to where you like, and "Pin to Start" the shortcut. :)

    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}
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  6. Vladimir's Avatar
    Posts : 696
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       #6

    Thanks !

    :)
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,681
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
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       #7

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  8. Posts : 963
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       #8

    werty said:
    This is very helpful Brink, thanks!
    Ditto !
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  9. Posts : 248
    W10 Pro/W7 Pro 64-bit
       #9

    Very nice! With this I was able to install and keep from updating the forced AMD/ATI drivers that kills several apps. The strange thing is now it shows that I've "never" check for updates and "never" installed any but checking installed updates shows that I have done both.

    Ah! After I just checked for updates the two "nevers" was replaced with dates, etc. We'll see what shows tomorrow, etc.
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