How to Manually Check for and Download a Windows 7 Updates (Step by Step Guide with Pictures)

Remaining updated is important nowadays and keeping your windows updated is equally important. This short and complete step-by-step guide will tell you how you can manually update windows 7 to the latest version available.

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  • July 12, 2018

Although notifications are sent by windows itself whenever new windows 7 updates come, some consumers turn them off. Moreover, if you want to manually download a certain program e.g. downloading/updating a windows 7 service pack or security update, then stick to this guide to ensure that all of the latest Microsoft Windows updates are updated in your Windows 7 PC too and follow the steps below:

Click / Select Start Menu and then Windows Control Panel

Manually Check Windows 7 Updates

Click/Select  System and Security > Windows Update
windows 7 updates

After the Control Panel and System and Security window appears the Windows Update window will appear.

Click Check for Updates button

Windows 7 Update Download

If the button doesn’t appear, another link “Check for updates” is provided in the left pane of the current window .

Internet connection is important if the windows 7 update needs to be downloaded. Once connected to internet, click the button/link for check for any updates and after windows 7 checking for updates, if your PC is up to date, congrats. If it’s not you will find updates that may be further classified as optional or important.

Click the link for any updates that you wish to install and click Install Windows 7 Updates.

how to update windows 7

Manually select the windows 7 updates that you wish to install, and then simply click OK that you will see next to proceed for the Windows Update window to appear. Windows will download and install them while you can stop them at any time you want. A restart is usually required after the installation.

Click Restart Now.

Manually Install Win 7 Updates

Restart your PC if a restart is required. After the restart, your Windows will be up to date. If you are not satisfied with the update, you can reverse it by removing the last update from the windows 7 updates list.

To manually download a certain program

Window 7 Service Pack 1

How to check  for program updates on windows 7? This is also a simple process where you will usually know which update you have to install. Head to Download Center where you will search your specific file/number e.g. windows 7 service pack 1. According to your system whether it’s 32 bit or a 64 bit and windows, choose the Windows 7 manual update. Download and install it.

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