How can you force windows 10 to recheck for updates?


  1. Posts : 5
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       #1

    How can you force windows 10 to recheck for updates?


    It tries to download an older insider build and i want it to find and download the newest one.



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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #2

    Open Settings app (WinKey/I) > Choose "Update & Security" > Click on "Check for updates".
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
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    Windows update certainly used to get stuck with whatever its last Check for updates identified until those updates had been downloaded & installed. Repeating a Check for updates just returned the same list until then.

    The easiest way to clear it to do a completely fresh search for updates was to use Windows Update - Reset - TenForums [the built-in Windows update troubleshooter sometimes cleared the queue and sometimes did not so I only ever use the TenForums tool now].

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    Try3 said:
    Windows update certainly used to get stuck with whatever its last Check for updates identified until those updates had been downloaded & installed. Repeating a Check for updates just returned the same list until then.

    The easiest way to clear it to do a completely fresh search for updates was to use Windows Update - Reset - TenForums [the built-in Windows update troubleshooter sometimes cleared the queue and sometimes did not so I only ever use the TenForums tool now].

    Denis
    Thank you thank you thank you!
    It did the trick and now i can recheck for updates!
    By the way is restarting the computer really necessary after running that bat file?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928
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    Resetting the Winsock Catalog is the bit that requires a reboot.
    netsh winsock reset
    netsh winsock reset proxy

    "Sucessfully reset the Winsock Catalog.
    You must restart the computer in order to complete the reset."


    [I had never noticed that before, successfully with only one c. So Windows cannot spell.]

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  6. Adam Kee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro version 1809 build 17763
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    There is actually very quick way of doing it. Just go to Settings > Windows Update > Advanced Options. From there, pause and "unpause" update. This will trick Windows to start checking for update, since that's what will happen whenever someone resume Windows update within 7 days: force the system to check for and install any updates available.
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