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  1. Posts : 30,116
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
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       06 May 2017 #10

    Steve C said: View Post
    See Nothing Listed in Update History

    My update list was blank after turning off/on metered connection. Is this normal? Four updates have since come through and appear on the list.

    Hello Steve, :)

    I've noticed that the update history clears itself after each new build release.

    As a test in build 16188, I toggled my Ethernet connection on/off as metered, but it didn't clear my update history.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 May 2017 at 10:14. Reason: added quote
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  2. Posts : 7,409
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 May 2017 #11

    I've routinely used a metered connection since the original 10240 release. Far from clearing the update history it actually gets two entries for each update - the first a failure when it discovers it can't download over the metered connection, the second a success when you let it download.

    Update history starts with a clean slate if you do an in-place upgrade, even if it's to the same edition you had before. It will also be empty after you do a System Image Restore, though they will all still be listed in 'uninstall updates'.
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  3.    04 Dec 2017 #12

    Just noticed that "View installed update history" in "Settings" is showing a bunch of updates for Office 2002 were successfully installed and the updateds don't even exist. One of them is SP3 and that is wrong because I have SP3 and will not install it because of a bug that will not allow ActiveX controls to be put on a worksheet so I have the update hidden with Windows "Show or hide updates" utilities.

    Now I just got a notice to install an update for Office 2010 that I don't even have installed.
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