Windows 10 Manual Update – as the name pretty much says it all. This is an alternative to automatic updates for all Windows 10 OS users. It’s an easier way to control what updates you want to install and which you’d rather leave behind. It could also work as a way to force-install certain updates that simply won’t pop-up in the system’s original update pane.
A simple utility for more control
Updates have long been a problem with Windows operating systems. From situations where updates brick your PC, to scenarios where people simply are not notified about important updates they should apply, the whole software upgrading story is usually surrounded by chaos.
It’s really annoying when you have to do something important on your PC, and your PC suddenly shuts down on account of pending updates. This application aims to change that, or at least straighten out the process a little bit. As far as the manual update process is concerned, it’s not difficult at all.
Launch the application, and allow it to scan your system. It will display all available update options. Clicking on the update name will fill the lower app window with information about the selected upgrade. It’s good to have a way to occasionally check what you’re about to install on your machine. Once you are sure it’s the right update, tick the box next to it, and allow for the installation process to finish.
Word to the wise
While the application may seem like a simple and friendly program, do make sure you take precautions against what updating with the help of this program might do in the worst-case scenario. Make sure you create some sort of backup, in case things go sideways. Do note also that the developer has warned Windows 10 Home users about potential incompatibilities with Windows 10 Manual Update.
Running this application means you have to turn off your automatic updates first. If you’re convinced manual updating is for you, go ahead and either turn off the update service from within the OS settings menu, or launch any of the provided registry keys.
Windows 10 Manual Update is an application that will help individuals who don’t like to install updates from Microsoft as soon as they’re launched. It’s a compromise between actually having your PC up-to-date at all times and not improving it at all. The app works well and even offers some information on what you’re about to install.
Windows 10 Manual Update 1.03 (3 MB)
This post was recently updated on July 16, 2020