How to install Windows updates manually

by Krish Karthik
How to install Windows updates manually

In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to download and install Windows updates manually. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating system, you may know that it automatically checks for updates and installs them during active hours. So, in most cases, you don’t need to change Windows Update settings to receive the latest updates.

However, Microsoft’s Windows operating system is not entirely bug free. As a result, users often encounter issues while downloading or installing specific updates on their systems. Even though the update appears on the Windows Update page, it does not download and displays errors.So, if you are also having trouble downloading Windows 10 or Windows 11 updates to your system, then this article can be very helpful for you. In this article, we’ll share a step-by-step guide on how to download and manually install Windows 10/11 updates.

Steps to manually download and install Windows up

To download updates, we’ll use Microsoft Catalog, which provides a list of updates distributed over a corporate network. So let’s check it out.

  1. First, open your favorite web browser and go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website .
  2. On the main page, you must enter the KB (Knowledge Base) number . Then you can even search for updated titles , descriptions, ratings, etc. Once entered, click on the Search button .
  3. Now Microsoft Catalog will show you a list of all available downloads based on what you searched for.
  4. If you want more information about a specific update, click on its title.
  5. Now you will see all the relevant information about the update.
  6. To download the update, click the Download button as shown in the screenshot.
  7. On the next page, right-click the link and select Save Link As Option. Then choose the desired directory and click on the Save button.

That’s it! You have finished. This is how you can manually download Windows 11 updates from the Microsoft catalog.

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