Depending on your computer’s operating system, Microsoft Windows or Office software can be updated manually with the help of a patch. It is not uncommon to find these patches listed in online forums and blogs. This tutorial will walk you through downloading an update for your favorite software suite and how to install it manually instead of by using Windows Update.
Microsoft has released an update for Windows and Office which will automatically download patches and updates. Users who have not updated their operating systems yet, can manually download the patches and updates from Microsoft’s website.
The automatic updates Windows are the only real method to keep the system safe and fast: in fact we never have to press on anything on Windows 11 and Windows 10, but only reboot when requested by the system. Unfortunately, the automatic system does not always work properly, leaving Windows and the Microsoft Office suite not updated on our computer. This leads the PC to be exposed to cyber threats present on the network and to be more vulnerable in the event of a hacker attack.
To keep Windows and Office up to date on our computer, we will show you in the following guide how to download patches and update windows and office manually, forcing the search for updates in the Windows settings and, in case of problems, how to download the latest updates anyway.
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1) Perform a manual Windows update.
The best way to manually check for Windows updates is to open the system settings, where you can always start the search for missing updates on Windows 11 and Windows 10. To proceed we open the Start menu, type Check for updates and we open the entry Check for updates. If there are already pending updates, click on top Install now to proceed with the installation immediately; if, on the other hand, there are no updates, press the button Check for updates to immediately start searching for new updates.
If certain upgrades need a reboot, we save all work on the PC and reboot as soon as possible for the changes to take effect.
2) Update Office and Windows at the same time.
Basically Windows Update only downloads updates for Windows components, but we can use it for keep the copy of Office installed on your PC up to date or keep your copy of Microsoft 365 up to date. To do this, simply open the Start menu, open the Settings, press on the menu Windows Update (on Windows 10 we have to take us on the path Update and Security -> Windows Update), click on Advanced options and finally activate the voice Get updates for other Microsoft products. By activating this item we will be able to manually update the copy of Microsoft Office installed on the computer. After activating the item, we return to the previous screen, press on Check for updates and we await the search for new updates for Windows and Office.
3) Make use of the Microsoft Update Catalogue.
Do we have an update that doesn’t install on Windows or isn’t reported when searching Windows Update? In this case we can proceed with the manual download of the specific update by opening the Microsoft Update Catalog site and typing, in the only available text field, the KB code for the missing update (for example KB5008215). After identifying the right update we download the right version based on thePC architecture in use by pressing the key Download present next to the item.
Once the file has been downloaded, run it and confirm where necessary to start the installation of the missing update. We pay attention to the type of update we download: it is always advisable to first obtain the KB code from the Windows Update error window and, only if the latter fails, proceed with the manual update.
4) Save the WSUS Offline Update tool on your computer.
For Windows 10 systems that have not been updated for a long time, we can immediately download all the missing updates with the tool WSUS Offline Update, available from the official website. This tool is very useful if we have a copy of Windows 10 of an old edition that does not update, so that we can install all the recommended updates and switch to the latest versions of Windows 10 directly from Windows Update. It is no coincidence that the tool supports updates of old versions of Windows 10 (up to 1909, the latest before Windows 10 version 20H1).
To update with this tool we identify the version of Windows you are using, unpack the WSUS Offline Update tool, open the file UpdateGenerator, download only the updates for the version of Windows 10 in our possession and finally press on Start. The download of the updates will start, which it can take a very long time: better get comfortable, as the download could take up to 2 hours or more.
At the end of the download we have to launch the update installation by opening the unpacked WSUS Offline Update folder, opening the Client folder and pressing on UpdateInstaller. A window will open asking for confirmation of the installation and proceeding with applying the missing patches and updates.
The current versions of Windows are intended to update automatically by downloading and installing updates while the computer is turned off and not in use: to make the process easier, keep the computer on but not in use for at least half an hour, allowing Windows to download and install updates. If we encounter any update issues, just follow the steps outlined above to force the search or manually download the required packages.
To learn more, we can also read our guide on how force Windows 10 update and install the latest version. If, on the other hand, we want to upgrade to Windows 11, we suggest you first read our guide on how to download and install windows 11 by upgrading from windows 10.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I download Microsoft updates manually?
A: No, Microsoft updates are automatically downloaded and installed. The only way to download these updates manually is by downloading a torrent file from the internet that contains all of the necessary files in order for your computer to update itself.
How do I download Office updates manually?
A: To download Office updates manually, it would be best to first update Microsofts Windows Update service. This can be done by typing update in the search bar of your operating system and clicking on Update Services from the results.
How do I download Office 2019 updates manually?
A: You can download the updates manually by following these steps.
First, open up your browser and go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downloads/. Select Download Office 2019. Click on your version of Windows or Mac OS that youre using, then click Download Now at the bottom right corner of the main screen in order to start downloading Office 2019 for free from Microsofts website.
When it has downloaded, open an Internet Explorer window and accept any prompts when prompted to do so before trying to install it yourself after clicking Install now during installation instructions (if asked).
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