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How do I manually check for Windows 10 & security updates?

Published: 24 July 2021 Last updated: 26 October 2021

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How do I manually check for updates?

Operating system and security updates are delivered to University devices via Software Center in Windows 10. Often, it can be useful to manually check for updates to ensure they run at a time convenient to you.

To check for Windows 10 updates:

  1. Open the Start menu by selecting the Windows logo in the bottom left corner.
  2. Type in ‘Software Center’. (A search box will appear automatically)
  3. Select ‘Software Center’ from the list of results. Software Center may take several minutes to load in some instances.
  4. In the left-hand menu of Software Center, select the ‘Updates’ tab.

If any updates are available you will see them listed. Select ‘Install All’ in the top-right corner to manually begin the updates. Your device may need to restart in order to complete the updates.

If you require further assistance with this, please contact us via the IT Service Desk on 01905 85 7500, or you can also log a ticket through the IT self-service portal.

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