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January 5, 2014

How to manually check for new Windows Updates in Windows 8.1?

With all the malware, hackers and identity thieves out there these days, it's more important than ever to install the latest Windows Updates just as soon as they become available.

Users of Windows 8.1 will find that it’s no longer possible to simply click Windows Update on the "Start Menu". Instead, we have to manually check for updates in a different manner.

There are several ways to check for new Windows updates in Win 8.1, but this is the method that I use and recommend:

1 – Press the Windows+S key combination to display the "Search" box, then type windows update.
2 – Click Check for updates.
3 – Click the Check now button.

Although you can follow the steps listed above to manually check for and install new Windows Updates in Win 8.1, I strongly recommend having Windows do it all for you automatically. That way you’ll never have worry about missing a critical update. Here’s how to set Windows Update to automatically install new updates without waiting for you to do it manually:

1 – Press the Windows+S key combination to display the "Search" box, then type windows update.
2 – Click Choose whether to automatically install Windows Updates.
3 – In the drop-down box labeled "Important updates", click Install updates automatically.
4 – Click Apply.
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