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How to check for Windows updates and download/install all needed updates - possible batch?

I have been recently tasked to check many PCs for Windows updates. I don't have much knowledge at all on scripting, so I was wondering if there is a batch file that I can run that will check for updates and then if there are any Windows updates, it will automatically download and install all updates. If there is a way to automate checking all these with a batch file, this will be a HUGE time savor.

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Windows updates are now cumulative so you can download the latest SSU, followed by the latest cumulative update to get it current.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/windows-10-update-history-e6058e7c-4116-38f1-b984-4fcacfba5e5d

you can manual download from the update catalog
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/


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So, really what I'm wondering is if there was a batch file that I can create to go to settings > Updates and security, and from there check for updates and download and needed updates.

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The simplest solution is to just turn on automatic windows updates.

Settings\Update & security\Windows Update, select Advanced options, and then under Choose how updates are installed, select Automatic

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Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello anonymous user,

Thank you for your question.
It's something simple to be done, follow the steps below:

1) Check the windows 10 version to determine the updates that need to be installed, for that do this action:

Press the windows button on the keyboard + R and type: winver, after that a small box with some information should appear, one of them is the Version or Build.

2) After that, access the link below to download the update according to version and Build:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/windows-10-update-history-1b6aac92-bf01-42b5-b158-f80c6d93eb11

3) After verifying the update, you must download it from the Microsoft catalog through the link below:

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx

example update name "KB5006670" just type that KB into the Microsoft Catalog and download the update.




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Castorix31 answered

You can use PowerShell

For example : How to Use PowerShell to Manage Windows Updates


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