Microsoft release updates for Windows 10 regularly in order to patch security holes and at the same time improve operating system performance. Despite the fact that automatic updates are turned on by default, sometimes update may not show up for download on your PC for a long time.
Along with using Windows Update to get updates, you are also allowed to manually download new updates as soon as they are made available via the Microsoft Update Catalog website. So, you can download a new patch from here if it’s not appearing in Windows Update.
And in this post, we will be presenting to you how to find, download and install updates manually on your PC.
Steps to download cumulative updates
Before getting started, note that the Microsoft Update Catalog website doesn’t list anything, so you must type in the exact update you would like to download.
To quickly find a desired update, you should know its Knowledge Base reference number. For instance, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 14393.321 on October 11th, the Knowledge Base reference was KB14393.321, so when you search for updates on the website, you should type KB14393.321, not 14393.321 in the search bar. Here’s how download cumulative updates from Microsoft Update Catalog website.
Step 1: Point your web browser to Microsoft Update Catalog.
Step 2: Start your search by typing the update with the KB number.
Step 3: Click on the Download button for the 64-bit or 32-bit version of the update. You can check your version of Windows by heading to Settings > System > About, and see System type.
Step 4: You should see a pop-up window with a direct download link. Just click on it to start downloading to your PC.
Steps to install cumulative updates
Step 1: Launch the Power User menu with the keyboard shortcut Windows key + I, and then choose Command Prompt (admin).
Step 2: Type in this command and then hit Enter:
wusa C:\PATH-TO-UPDATE\NAME-OF-UPDATE.msu /quiet /norestart
Step 3: Wait until your computer is done installing the update. You need to reboot it to apply the update.
That’s all about how to manually download and install Windows 10 cumulative updates. Got any questions? Sound off in the comments section below.