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

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 need to use a registry tweak.

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. Even though these updates are automatically installed, you may sometimes miss some and need to check for new updates manually. If you want to check Windows updates, you go through the Setting app to check the updates.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to add a “Check for Updates” Context Menu Option in Windows 11/10.

How to Add a Check for Updates to the Windows 11/10 Context Menu?

Before you begin, add a “Check for Updates” option to the Windows 11/10 right-click menu, you must edit Windows Registry. We recommend creating a full backup of the Registry. So, if something goes wrong, you can restore them to their original location.

Step 1. Firstly, press Windows + R keys together to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Now, type regedit in the Run box and press Enter key from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor.

Step 3. Then, navigate to the following key:-


Step 4. After that, right-click the Shell key and select the “New > Key” option.

Step 5. Next, name the new sub-key Check for Updates.

Step 6. Now, right-click on Check for Updates key and select the “New > Key” option. Name the new key as Command.

Step 7. Then, select the Check for Updates key, and then right-click on a blank space on the right side of the Registry Editor and select “New > String Value.”

Step 8. After that, name the new string as SettingsURI.

Step 9. Next, double-click SettingsURI to open an Edit String window. Type ms-settings:windowsupdate-action in the “Value data” box, and click OK.

Step 10. Now, select the Command key on the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window and then right-click on it. Select the “New > String Value” option. Name it as DelegateExecute.

Step 11. Double-click the DelegateExecute string to bring up its Value data box. Type the following in the Value data text box, and press the OK button:-


You can close the Registry Editor’s window now. Once your system starts, right-click anywhere on the desktop screen to see the Check for Updates Options.

That’s it

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