Windows 10: Launch Windows Update from Command line? Solved

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  1.    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.    13 Jul 2016 #2

    I found it C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate
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  3. Posts : 30,693
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       13 Jul 2016 #3

    Hello Hannele, :)

    If you like, you can also use: explorer ms-settings:windowsupdate
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  4.    16 Jul 2016 #4

    Perfect solution - thanks Brink!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       16 Jul 2016 #5

    You're most welcome. :)
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  6. Posts : 782
    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?

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       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.

    ...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. Posts : 782
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       23 Oct 2016 #8


    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.

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  9. Posts : 782
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       23 Oct 2016 #9


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

    Many thanks,

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       23 Oct 2016 #10

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