Windows 10 is set to check for updates automatically unless you disable this feature manually. Sometimes you need to immediately check for updates in Windows 10. You can save your time and create a special shortcut to force Windows 10 check for updates at once.
To create such a shortcut, we will use one of the ms-settings commands available in Windows 10. You will find the full list of commands here: Open various Settings pages directly in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Create a Check for updates shortcut in Windows 10
- Right click the empty space on your Desktop and select New -> Shortcut:
- In the location of the item, enter the following:
- Give your shortcut an appropriate name like "Check for Updates" and specify the desired icon:
The next time you need to check for updates quickly, click the shortcut you just created.