How do I force Windows 10 to search for new updates and install them?

  1. Hannele2's Avatar
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    Windows
       #1

    How do I force Windows 10 to search for new updates and install them?


    ......and keep me informed of the process. As used to be possible in previous versions of Windows.
    I want to see which patches have been installed and which ones haven't. I'm having misc. problems that I think are likely to have been addressed in later patches. I installed Win 10 off an old DVD from 2015 so it should be due lots of patches.
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  2. CmmTch's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    To check what updates have been installed, or have failed to install open settings > Update and security > Advanced options > View your update history

    From what I've read here on the forums W10 does a cumulative update, meaning all things needing an update/patch are done every time you update. Ideally you would have the most recent updates and OS version/build after updating.

    While you're in settings click System > About to see what version and build you have, the most recent for W10 Home and Pro are version 1511, OS build 10586.494. I've included a screenshot snip of mine below:

    How do I force Windows 10 to search for new updates and install them?-w10-about-capture.jpg
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  3. Hannele2's Avatar
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    Thanks Steve! My PC is on a lower build than you. The last 3 digits in the build number ar 318, the others are the same. I just want it to run the updates so I know whether that will solve my problems or not.
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  4. CmmTch's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Hannele2 said:
    Thanks Steve! My PC is on a lower build than you. The last 3 digits in the build number ar 318, the others are the same. I just want it to run the updates so I know whether that will solve my problems or not.
    You're welcome Hannele2, you being in the UK I can't be sure what exactly is the latest for W10 UK edition. I'd think it is the same as here. I can't remember what the exact number was before 10586.494 but I don't think it was 318.

    About the only way I know of to check for updates is in Settings > Update and security and click the "Check for updates" button. If it comes back with no updates available, then I guess you're up to date.

    There is an update coming on Aug. 2nd that's been mentioned on this forum, supposedly it's quite an update, with numerous changes and improvements.
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  5. Phone Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1903 64 bit
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    Here is the list of Windows 10 updates.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history

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  6. Hannele2's Avatar
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       #6

    Followed CmmTch's instructions and got Windows Update working.
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  7. CmmTch's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    That's great! Is your W10 up to date? And what about the miscellaneous problems, have they cleared up?

    If everything's all good now, please mark the thread solved, and see you later :)
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  8. Posts : 68
    vista
       #8

    How does the update in win10 works actually? Its not updating at all ever since 1 week ago when i started using it.
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  9. CmmTch's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #9

    Thank you Hannele2, for marking the thread solved :)

    gradeabra, here's a tutorial explaining windows update and how it works, you can always check for updates at anytime. If you've got more questions and/or problems, please start your own thread. That way you'll get responses for your individual issue.

    Tutorial link: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    P.S. Hannele2, you might look at the tutorial, may answer some of your questions too.
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