By default, Windows 11/10 automatically check for new updates, and when available, it downloads and installs on our PC. You can also check updates manually by navigating to the Windows Settings > Windows Update and then clicking on the “Check for updates” button at the top.
Microsoft often releases patch updates for both Windows 10 and 11 every month. Though these updates are automatically installed, sometimes you may miss some and want to manually check for new updates, for example, drivers updates. You can always go through the Settings app to check Windows updates, but if you want to check for Windows updates from the desktop right-click menu, this gearupwindows article will help you.
By default, Microsoft does not provide an option to check Windows update from the context menu in Windows 11 or 10, which means you’ll need to add them. Once “Check for update” is added to the context menu, you can quickly check Windows updates.
How to Add a Check for Updates to the Windows 11/10 Context Menu?
To add a “Check for Updates” option to the Windows 11/10 right-click menu, you must edit Windows Registry. Before proceeding with the steps, we recommend creating a full backup of the Registry. So, if something goes wrong, you can restore them to their original location.
Step 1. First, press
Step 2. Then, type
Step 3. After that, navigate to the following key:-
Step 4. Next, right-click the Shell key and select the “New > Key” option.
Step 5. Name the new sub-key
Step 6. Again right-click on
Step 7. Now, select the
Step 8. Name the new string as
Step 9. When you’re done, double-click
Step 10. Now, select
Step 11. Double-click the
That’s it. You can close the Registry Editor’s window now.
Right-click on free space on your Windows 11 desktop and select