IT Services Alerts - NEW - How to manually check and install Windows updates, May 15th

How to manually check and install Windows updates

Please follow the instructions for your operating system below in order to run Windows update.

Windows 10

  1. Click the Start button (Windows icon) and choose Settings
  2. Click Update & security
  3. Click Check for updates and install the listed updates
  4. You may need to re-run the Check for Updates after installing the first set of updates, so repeat steps 1-4 until there are no further updates available. Even when the system reports 'No more important updates', this can be is misleading, so click on this message and choose 'Get more info' and you may see there are further updates listed.

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Move your cursor to the bottom left of the screen until you see the Start icon
  2. Right-click on the Start icon and choose Control Panel
  3. Search for Windows Update using the search box at the top right of the Control Panel
  4. Click Check for Updates and install the listed updates
  5. You may need to re-run the 'Check for Updates' after installing the first set of updates, so repeat steps 1-4 until there are no further updates available. Even when the system reports 'No more important updates', this can be is misleading, so click on this message and choose 'Get more info' and you may see there are further updates listed.

Windows 7

  1. Choose Start - All Programs - Windows Update
  2. Click 'Check for Updates' and install the listed updates
  3. You may need to re-run the 'Check for Updates' after installing the first set of updates, so repeat steps 1-4 until there are no further updates available. Even when the system reports 'No more important updates', this can be is misleading, so click on this message and choose 'Get more info' and you may see there are further updates listed.