Windows 10: "check for updates" is a dead link

Discus and support "check for updates" is a dead link in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; when I click on search and type "check for updates", or "windows updates settings", I can't open the result. I click, and nothing happens. But if I go... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by shmu26, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. shmu26 Win User

    "check for updates" is a dead link

    when I click on search and type "check for updates", or "windows updates settings", I can't open the result. I click, and nothing happens.
    But if I go to "settings", and then to "update and security", it opens just fine.
    What is the matter with "check for updates", and "windows updates settings"?

    shmu26, Jan 30, 2016

  2. Lumia " The Future is Here "

    This is a support forum, not a complaints department.

    I suggest you directly submit your complaints about hardware to Nokia and software to Microsoft.

    Also it often helps to read reviews when switching platforms to make sure it suits your needs. From what you've said the Lumia 820 clearly doesn't suit you.
    psychomania---01, Jan 30, 2016
  3. vilu85 Win User
    " Waiting for approval " until when !????

    It means that it's waiting for approval from your operator and it has nothing to do with Nokia.

    You could call your operator and ask about this approval, someone in technical service may know that how long it takes to approve the newest firmware. (For some reason, every operator has to approve the firmware updates and only after that their clients
    can do the update)
    vilu85, Jan 30, 2016
  4. "check for updates" is a dead link

    I have just tried it via ask me anything
    Think you have to type in as I did
    Check for Windows 10 updates
    It will then work
    But I always use
    Update and Security
    hTconeM9user, Jan 30, 2016
  5. caperjack Win User
    when I type I n, check for updated I get the system settings.. in both browsers ,IE and Edge
    caperjack, Jan 30, 2016
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jan 30, 2016
  7. How I did was nearly like yours Brink
    But clicked on Settings
    Then Update and Security
    Then Right Click Windows Update
    Asked me was I sure I wanted a short cut
    Clicked YES
    Resized it
    Then Pined it to Start
    hTconeM9user, Jan 30, 2016
  8. caperjack Win User

    "check for updates" is a dead link

    seems to there must be an issue with there search if it don't show system setting the way mine does, or am I missing what the OP is asking
    caperjack, Jan 30, 2016
  9. davidhk Win User
    How about in the search box, just simply type windows update > press Enter.
    Will Windows Update open up ?
    davidhk, Jan 30, 2016
  10. snoopy51 Win User
    Shmu26, what version of Windows 10 you are running, 10240 or 10586.nn?
    You can check that by right click on the Start Menu, then select Run and type in winver.

    I am running Windows 10 10586.71 the search returns result in Setting and when I click on the Setting selection, it opens fine!
    Have you add any 'System Utility Program' to your environment?
    snoopy51, Apr 5, 2018

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