How to Check for Updates for Windows 7 2021


Windows 7 provides regular updates so that bugs are fixed and security vulnerabilities are patched. Updates help keep your computing experience safe and enjoyable. This will show you the steps to manually check for available updates in Windows 7.

Important: Windows 7 support ends in January 2020. Make sure that your device is up to date and that you explore some of your options for migrating off of Windows 7.


1Open the Start menu. This can be achieved by clicking the multicolored Windows 7 Start orb at the bottom-left of your screen.

2Open Control Panel. Click Control Panel on the right column of Start.

3Go to"System and Security". Click on the green header.

4Open Windows Update. Choose"Windows Update"from the middle of the list.

5Check for updates. Click the Check for updates button on the main screen.

If you don't see the button, click the"Check for updates"link in the left pane. It's towards the top.