How to Add a “Check for Updates” Context Menu Option in Windows 11 / 10

Windows 11 has an inbuilt feature to check for updates automatically and install if any are present. Every month Microsoft generally gives out new patch updates for several flaws, and bugs related to Windows. Though these updates are automatically installed, sometimes you may miss some and may need to manually check for new updates, like the driver update when trying to set up a new device or when downloading a new Windows Insider Preview.
Generally, when you need to check for the updates, you need to open Settings and then go to the Windows Update tab in person. Instead, you may directly open the update tab from the desktop by selecting Check for Updates from the context menu. To do this you just need to use a registry tweak. This article tells you how to add a Check for Update Context Menu Option in Windows 11.

Steps to Add a “Check for Updates” in Right click Menu Option

Step 1: Press Win+R keys together to open the Run window.


ADVERTISEMENT

Step 2: Type regedit and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.

 

6 Run Regedit Optimized

 

Step 3: User Access Control will prompt for permission, Click on Yes.

Step 4: Type the registry key given below to navigate to the location.

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell

Step 5: Next, right-click on the Shell key and click on the New > Key option.

 

Registry New Key Min

 

Step 6: Type the new key name as Check for Updates.

 

Checkforupdates Min


ADVERTISEMENT

 

Step 7: Again right-click on Check for Updates key.

Step 8: Click on the New Option and click on Key Option.

 

Check New Key Min

 

Step 9: Name the new key as Command.

 

Command Min

 

Step 10: Now, click on the Check for Updates key.

Step 11: On the right side of the window, right-click anywhere to select the option New > String Value.

 

Check1 Min

 

Step 12: Type the new string name as SettingsURI and hit Enter.

 

Stringname2 Min

 

Step 13: Double-click on the SettingsURI string to open the Edit String window.

Step 14: In the Value data box, type ms-settings:windowsupdate-action, and click on OK.

 

Settingsuri Stringname Min

 

Step 15: Next, click on the Command registry key.

Step 16: On the right side of the window, right-click anywhere to select the option New > String Value.

 

Check1 Min

 

Step 17: Type the new string name as DelegateExecute and press the Enter key.

 

Stringname Min

 

Step 18: Now, double-click on the DelegateExecute string to open the Edit String window.

Step 19: In the Value data box, type {556FF0D6-A1EE-49E5-9FA4-90AE116AD744}, and click on OK.

 

Delegate Min

 


ADVERTISEMENT

Step 20: Close the Registry Editor and Reboot your system.

Step 21: Once your system starts, right-click anywhere on the desktop screen to see the Check for Updates Option.

NOTE: If it is not available, click on Show more options to find it there.

 

Right Click Check For Updates Min

 

Step 22: Once you click on Check for Updates, it will directly take you to the Windows Update page.

Updatepage Min

 

That’s all.

With this shortcut, you can easily check for updates whenever needed and update your system.

Hope this article has been informative and useful.

Thanks for Reading.

ADVERTISEMENT