In Windows 7, we used to get notifications about any updates in the notification center in the Taskbar. It’s not the same in Windows 10 and 10, one does not get any information or notification for updates regarding Windows 10 OS. Windows 10 updates are installed automatically without any notifications to user and therefore it might be annoying for some of the users.
This notification system in Windows 10 and 10 has changed big time. Microsoft says that they had disabled it as default, to provide more of a user friendly environment but for power users this might become a problem, sooner or later. Windows 10 has auto updates. These Windows 10 updates are installed and after installation the system restarts. The ill-timed restart might hinder with your work schedule and may cause data loss, which is unacceptable in many cases.
So, here I show you how to enable taskbar notification for windows 10 updates. A notification allows you to choose when to install updates and how many updates to install. Therefore, providing a better control of your Win 10 environment.
To do this you have to change the settings of Windows updates. It can be accessed from the control panel and tweaked easily.
Steps on How to change Windows 10 Update settings
First of all open Control Panel, there are two ways to that, Press Windows Key + X and select Control Panel or open the charms bar and search for Control Panel.Then search and locate Windows updates and open it.
Now, on the left pane, select change settings. Under Important updates open the drop down box and select Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.
Now, press OK and save them with administrative rights automatically.
Now close the Windows 10 control and panel and download a software to bring updates back on the desktop mode other than the log-in screen. Click here to download Windows 10 Update notifier.
The above application is only required to be running. It does not install itself and is portable by all means. Once, the executable file is opened it will show in the system tray.
Add it to the startup programs list and there, it will now start running on every occasion when you boot your Win 10 computer.
Now all the updates will be shown to you on desktop near the taskbar. Once there is an update, a pop up will come up showing those updates.When you click on the Windows 10 update pop ups, you will taken to Windows update panel where you can decide whether to install or not to install the updates.
By default the tool checks for updates every hour. You can change that easily from the settings screen.You can even choose to hide the icon when no updates are available. Another useful option on the context menu is to Disable Notification. It helps when you do not want any disturbance.
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This software is very important for me, because enabling Windows update on Windows 10 taskbar tells me which updates are available and gives me control on when to install them or not. The updates do show on the screen but I am different person when it comes to working on my computer. It is always turned ON and therefore I barely come across the log-in screen and come to know of the updates.
So people like me don’t get to know of the updates. If you are like me, then I would recommend you to follow these steps and keep a check on Windows updates. If you face any problems or have any feedback do leave us a comment below.