How to access Microsoft Update Catalog on any browser

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Microsoft promised it would allows users to access the Update Catalog on any browser, but for the time being users still have to use Internet Explorer 6.0 or later to download the updates.

If you’re planning to install Internet Explorer for the sole purpose of downloading updates from Microsoft‘s Update Catalog, there’s an alternative. You can access the Update Catalog on any browser using the site’s RSS feed. In other words, the RSS feed URL has a stable structure, and the only element that changes is the cumulative update code.

All you have to do is add the code of the cumulative update at the end of the RSS feed URL, copy the string in your browser‘s address bar and you’ll access the download link.

How to access the Update Catalog for Windows 7 on any browser

  • The standard RSS feed URL is
  • Replace KB with the actual KB code you’re looking for
  • This loads the RSS feed for that KB article

microsoft update catalog cumulative update

  • In the list of options, search the download link you need

windows 7 microsoft update catalog

  • Copy the download link in your browser‘s address bar > the interface of the Update Catalog is now visible

microsoft update Catalog

  • Click on Download now and install the KB on your machine.

How to access the Update Catalog for Windows 10 on any browser

  • Use the standard pattern and add windows+10 as a search term at the end of the string
  • Example:

windows 10 update catalog on any browser

  • All the Windows 10 cumulative updates are listed
  • Copy the link of the update you want to download
  • Paste it in your browser‘s address bar and you’ll access Microsoft‘s Update Catalog for Windows 10.


For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patended Technologies (requires upgrade).

Next up

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading