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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
    31 Mar 2017
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    How to Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10

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    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
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    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

    NOTE: 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. If prompted, click 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 : 80
    Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
       03 Feb 2015 #1

    This is very helpful Brink, thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       03 Feb 2015 #2

    Thank you Werty.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    03 Feb 2015 #3

    Thanks, so much better this way.

    Microsoft needs to learn that change for changes sake isn't always the right way forward!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 8,801
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       06 Feb 2015 #4

    I prefer one click from my start screen to check.
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  5. Posts : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2015 #5

    Dude said: View Post
    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. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       06 Feb 2015 #6

    Thanks !

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  7. Posts : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       06 Feb 2015 #7

      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 964
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       07 Feb 2015 #8

    werty said: View Post
    This is very helpful Brink, thanks!
    Ditto !
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  9.    01 Mar 2015 #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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