Check for updates button is missing in Windows 10

Some users have reported that after they must have updated to a newer version of Windows 10, they find that the Windows Update section is missing from the Update & Security tab – and instead, the top item on the left is Windows Defender. In this post, we will take a look at the procedure to remedy this.

Conflicts with the Windows Update settings is one of the possible reasons why there is a missing option on a Windows 10 device settings.

Check for updates button missing in Windows 10

If Windows 10 Check for updates button is missing in Settings, then you need to take a look at the Group Policy settings. The solution to this issue is to disable the blocking of Settings page visibility.

Press Windows key + R. In the Run dialog box type gpedit.msc and hit Enter, to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.

By selecting Disabled, it means you want to see the Settings Page.

After you must have completed this task, proceed as below to make yet another change.

In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the following location:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel

Now on the right pane double-click the entry Show Only Specified Control Panel Items to edit its properties.

On the properties page, click the radio button for Disabled.

Even if it is set on Not Configured, set it to Disabled.

Click Apply > OK.

Here, by selecting Disabled, you’ll be able to see all the settings.

You can now exit Local Group Policy Editor and restart your device and check.

Tip: A workaround is to use WUMgr for managing Windows Update.

Jack Arona is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about security. He writes about the latest updates regarding mcafee.com/activate and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs, and websites.

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