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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 How do I initiate ‘check for updates’ manually

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      • #2287631 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        When there are pending updates to downloads there is no ‘check for updates’ button.
        Searching the net for way to run ‘check for updates’ manually gave 2 ways :

        Windows Powershell which requires downloading and installing Module PSWindowsUpdate (which I don’t want)
        Windows CMD : UsoClient StartScan which does nothing.

        Is there anything I am missing ?

      • #2287638 Reply
        Da Boss

        wushowhide.diagcab uses Windows Update to check for updates.

        See #2000297.

        by the way, you can initiate WU scan (in order for the changes to take effect) without clicking “Check for updates” button

        just close Settings page and simply run powershell command:

        you can also run it from command prompt:
        powershell -noprofile -exec bypass -c “$r= Start-WUScan”

        Also see #2016748.

        • #2287642 Reply
          AskWoody Plus

          Just ran powershell -noprofile -exec bypass -c “$r= Start-WUScan”
          No change in Windows Update check date.
          Same result after running wushowhide.

          • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Alex5723.
      • #2287658 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        The easiest way I’ve found to check for updates and hide them is WUMgr. It can be downloaded here:

        You want the file which is unzipped prior to use.

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        • #2287661 Reply
          AskWoody Plus

          I ran wumgr. I want to Run Windows Update and see the check date/hour changed and the pending downloads (which are hidden) removed.

          • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Alex5723.
          • #2287828 Reply
            AskWoody Plus

            “Saved” by the scheduled run of Windows Update 🙂

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