"check for updates" is a dead link


  1. Posts : 355
    windows 10 pro x64 21H1
       #1

    "check for updates" is a dead link


    when I click on search and type "check for updates", or "windows updates settings", I can't open the result. I click, and nothing happens.
    But if I go to "settings", and then to "update and security", it opens just fine.
    What is the matter with "check for updates", and "windows updates settings"?
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  2. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #2

    I have just tried it via ask me anything
    Think you have to type in as I did
    Check for Windows 10 updates
    It will then work
    But I always use
    Settings
    Update and Security
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  3. Posts : 5,483
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       #3

    check for updates


    when I type I n, check for updated I get the system settings.. in both browsers ,IE and Edge
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  4. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Hello shmu26,

    If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut that you can use to make it easier to "Check for updates" as you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #5

    How I did was nearly like yours Brink
    But clicked on Settings
    Then Update and Security
    Then Right Click Windows Update
    Asked me was I sure I wanted a short cut
    Clicked YES
    Resized it
    Then Pined it to Start
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  6. Posts : 5,483
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       #6

    seems to there must be an issue with there search if it don't show system setting the way mine does, or am I missing what the OP is asking
    Last edited by caperjack; 31 Jan 2016 at 12:49.
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  7. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #7

    shmu26 said:
    when I click on search and type "check for updates", or "windows updates settings", I can't open the result. I click, and nothing happens.
    But if I go to "settings", and then to "update and security", it opens just fine.
    What is the matter with "check for updates", and "windows updates settings"?
    How about in the search box, just simply type windows update > press Enter.
    Will Windows Update open up ?
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  8. Posts : 470
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11
       #8

    shmu26 said:
    when I click on search and type "check for updates", or "windows updates settings", I can't open the result. I click, and nothing happens.
    But if I go to "settings", and then to "update and security", it opens just fine.
    What is the matter with "check for updates", and "windows updates settings"?
    Shmu26, what version of Windows 10 you are running, 10240 or 10586.nn?
    You can check that by right click on the Start Menu, then select Run and type in winver.

    I am running Windows 10 10586.71 the search returns result in Setting and when I click on the Setting selection, it opens fine!
    Have you add any 'System Utility Program' to your environment?
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