Search Knowledge Base: How do I check for Microsoft Updates? Windows 10 To review your Windows Update settings, head to Settings (Windows key + I). Choose Update & Security. In the Windows Update option, click Check for updates to see which updates are currently available. If updates are available, you will have the option to install them. Once the updates you choose are installed, please restart your computer. Windows 8.1 Press the Windows+S key combination to display the “Search” box, then type windows update. Click Check for updates. Click the Check now button. If updates are available, you will have the option to install them. Once the updates you choose are installed, please restart your computer. Windows 8 Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you're using a mouse, pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up). Tap or click Settings. Tap or click Change PC settings. Tap or click Update and recovery. Tap or click Check now, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your PC. If updates are found, tap or click Install updates. Read and accept the license terms, and then tap or click Finish if the update requires it. Windows 7 Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update. In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer. If you see a message telling you that important updates are available, or telling you to review important updates, click the message to view and select the important updates to install. In the list, click the important updates for more information. Select the check boxes for any updates that you want to install, and then click OK. Click Install updates. Read and accept the license terms, and then click Finish if the update requires it. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Need more help?