Add Windows Update Settings context menu in Windows 10  

    Add Windows Update Settings context menu in Windows 10

    Add Windows Update Settings context menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Windows Update Settings context menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Windows Update & Activation
    17 Aug 2022
    Designer Media Ltd



    Windows Update helps keep your PC safer and your software current by automatically downloading and installing important and critical updates for Windows from Microsoft via the Internet.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Windows Update Settings desktop context menu for all users to quickly check for updates, view update history, set restart options, and set advanced options in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Windows Update Settings context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.


    For a Windows 11 version of this tutorial, see:

    Add Windows Update Context Menu in Windows 11



    EXAMPLE: Windows Update Settings context menu
    Add Windows Update Settings context menu in Windows 10-windows_update_settings_context_menu.jpg
    Add Windows Update Settings context menu in Windows 10-windows_update_settings.png



    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 Settings to Desktop Context Menu

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

    Add_Windows_Update_Settings_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    Download


     3. To Remove Windows Update Settings from Desktop Context Menu

    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_Settings_from_desktop_context_menu.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 Brink






  1. Posts : 26,902
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #1

    This will save a bunch of clicks, when trying to scarf-up those Insider releases:)
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  2. Posts : 65,258
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

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  3. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #3

    Shawn you are a little Click Saving Little Bunny.

    Thank you

    Jack
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  4. Posts : 65,258
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you Jack. I'm glad it could help. :)

    Add Windows Update Settings context menu in Windows 10-easter_bunny_alien_.png
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  5. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #5

    What I was looking for is the old way settings. Windows 7 way
    Download updates but let me choose to install.

    Is that method gone in Windows 10?

    Jack
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  6. Posts : 65,258
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I'm afraid so unless some 3rd party program may have that option.
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