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Simple Run commands​ for Windows update

There are couple of Run commands for Windows update. The run commands are very handy to launch an application quickly without the need to find the same in list of programs or on filesystem. Windows has a run command for almost every application or configuration tool.

The run commands for Windows update are wuapp (or) control update. So to launch Windows update from Run, you need to perform the below steps.

  1. Open Run with [Win]+[R] shortcut or from Start menu.
  2. Type in either of ‘wuapp’ or ‘control update’ and press ‘Enter’
    Run command for Windows update

This launches windows update configuration window. Here you can click ‘Settings’ and then configure how you want to install updates on to your computer.

If you just want to trigger updates click on ‘Check for updates’. Note that there’s no run command that can trigger update directly

Windows update screenshot

 

3 comments… add one
  • The Law

    For Windows 10 the run command is:
    ms-settings:windowsupdate

  • thymaro

    @The Law your suggestion works, but I typed `control update` and that worked just as fine and is easier to remember. `wuapp` doesn’t seem to work anymore, though.

    • Srini

      wuapp works on Windows7, not sure about windows 10.

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