How to Check Your Windows Update Status

Windows Updates deliver important and necessary changes to your system.


To check the status of Windows Updates on your machine, follow the steps below or view this video.


1. Click on the Windows four-square icon in the bottom taskbar (hovering over it will show "Start"). Next, click "Settings."

windows updates start menu.


2. Click on "Windows Update."

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3. Click on "Check for updates."

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4. If updates are available, download and apply them at your earliest convenience.  On an Auburn University system, this process may be managed by your Distributed IT provider. Once all updates are installed, you will see the message, "You're up to date."

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