As the Windows operating system has evolved over time, checking for updates is now a completely automated process (unless you manually disabled this function). Even if you allow the operating system to perform this verification unattended, you might still want to check for updates yourself from time to time.
Instead of navigating to the appropriate section of the Settings app, we have a simpler solution to recommend. You can easily create a check for updates shortcut in Windows 10, so all you need to do is double-click on it and it will automatically launch the update verification process, as well as open the dedicated Settings screen.
How to create a check for updates shortcut in Windows 10
Right-click on a blank area on your desktop and select New -> Shortcut.
The first thing you need to do is to enter the item’s location. For this particular guide you will need to enter the following in the location text field:
Click or tap on Next to continue.
Now you will need to give the shortcut an appropriate name. We suggest keeping it relevant so you will always know its purpose.
Click on Finish and your ‘check for updates’ shortcut will be created.
Now that you managed to create a check for updates shortcut in Windows 10, you can double-click on it whenever you want to see if you have the latest Windows version. The shortcut will automatically launch the update checker and open the appropriate Settings screen like in the image below.
Do you often check for updates manually or do you simply rely on Windows 10’s automated capabilities?