Windows 10: Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       20 Mar 2016 #1

    Can't open "Windows Update Settings" or "Check for Updates"


    Hello guys,

    I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

    View image: wtf

    I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

    Can somebody help?

    Thanks in advance!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,847
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       20 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello iamnewhere,

    If you like, here's a Windows Update shortcut to use for now until hopefully an update will sort it for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       20 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply!

    So, it's a thing? Those results are indeed clickable right? I installed the same Windows that I had 20 hours ago and it worked, no clue what happened this time. Thanks for that shortcut. I can reach it by entering Settings, through search though. Just wondering why clicking on those results doesn't bring up anything.

    Thanks again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,847
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       20 Mar 2016 #4

    They should indeed be clickable, but I'm not sure why they're not working for you. Sometimes, they fix themselves after updates have finished installing though.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    24 Jul 2016 #5

    iamnewhere said: View Post
    Hello guys,

    I don't know what I did, but nothing happens when I click on those two things in the search bar:

    View image: wtf

    I reinstalled Windows a few hours ago, and IIRC pressing those with the mouse lead somewhere. Now when I click on them, it does nothing. I have to type in "Settings", so I can click on the actual Windows App. Then I can navigate to those settings. IIRC those results were "clickable".

    Can somebody help?

    Thanks in advance!
    Did you ever figure out what was causing your issue? I'm in the same boat.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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