Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Quickly sift updates without Check For Updates?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Quickly sift updates without Check For Updates?


    Is there a good way to sift through updates without going the "check for updates" route? I'm hoping for a method to find updates that actually effect system performance or robustness, rather than security updates. I mean, other than reading the descriptions manually.

    It would be nice if there was an easy to use database instead of Click go to web page, read, repeat while trying to keep my place in the list. That's a nightmare.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,487
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Doubt it? I haven't seen or heard of any other way to do it. Some patches depend on what other patches have already been applied so picking and choosing manually may not work the way you think it will. I would think it could actually impact performance negatively. It's not something I would do.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would think they could list the dependencies. The way it's done now reminds me of EULA text and the US Budget document. Designed to discourage the nosy from reading.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Quickly sift updates without Check For Updates?
Related Threads
Hi, while I finally have managed to get my computer to sleep... I've noticed it wakes up around 5:15 am... a bit more research in Windows and I discovered it had checked for updates at that time, so that must be whats waking it up. However, I could not find WHERE to set this preference. I dont want...
How to Manually Check for Updates in Windows Media Player Windows Media Player (WMP) is updated from time to time with new features and performance enhancements. You can let the Player check for updates automatically or you can check for updates manually. This tutorial will show you how to...
How to Manually Check for and Install App Updates in Windows Phone 8.1 The people who create apps and games for Windows Phone are constantly making tweaks and improvements, fixing bugs, or adding new features. When a newer version of an app you've downloaded becomes available, the update will...
Win 8.1 can't check for updates in Windows Updates & Activation
The windows update services is running yet the following appears: 37310Tried..... stop service, start service with reboots. sfc /scannow, dism /restorehealth Any help appreciated.
How to Create a "Check for Updates" in Store Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to create or download a "Store Updates" shortcut that will automatically open the Store and check for app updates in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. EXAMPLE:...
8.1 and updates in Windows Updates & Activation
hi it seems that when there is an updates for 8.1 i just want to d/l 1 update at a time that it does all of them is it me or does anyone else have that problem(not really a problem per se) i just like to install 1 update at a time
Stalling on Windows Updates and Driver Updates in Windows Updates & Activation
My updates and driver installs never finish because they always stop at a certain percentage and I have to eventually force shutdown the PC.
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook