1. Joined : Jul 2016
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    Windows
       13 Jul 2016 #1

    Launch Windows Update from Command line?


    Need to open windows update, but it's not where it used to be and I can't use the start button.......
    How can I open it?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2016
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    Posts : 65
    Windows
       13 Jul 2016 #2

    I found it C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       13 Jul 2016 #3

    Hello Hannele,

    If you like, you can also use: explorer ms-settings:windowsupdate

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  4. Joined : Jul 2016
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       16 Jul 2016 #4

    Perfect solution - thanks Brink!
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       16 Jul 2016 #5

    You're most welcome.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       22 Oct 2016 #6

    Is there a shortcut for opening the WU dialog and then initiating the Check for updates?

    Denis
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       22 Oct 2016 #7

    Hello Try3,

    You might like to add the Windows Update context menu below for this. The "Check for updates" item does what you're wanting.

    Windows Update Settings context menu - Add in Windows 10

    ...or you could create a "Check for updates" shortcut from the command below that the context menu above uses.

    explorer ms-settings:windowsupdate-action
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  8. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       23 Oct 2016 #8

    Brink,

    I've just tried the explorer ms-settings:windowsupdate-action shortcut and it behaves the same as the explorer ms-settings:windowsupdate shortcut - it opens the dialog but sits there without initiating anything.

    [I've tried opening & closing the dialog a couple of times in case it was just a refresh issue & I've tried running the shortcut as Admin]

    I must be missing something obvious.

    Denis
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  9. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       23 Oct 2016 #9

    Shawn,

    I was missing something obvious - I had to run the shortcut as Admin

    Many thanks,

    Denis
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       23 Oct 2016 #10

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