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    View Windows Update History in Windows 10

    View Windows Update History in Windows 10

    How to View Windows Update History in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Windows Update & Activation
    18 Apr 2015 Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017 at 11:09

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    How to View Windows Update History in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Windows 10 is a service, which means that it is upgraded with periodic software updates.

    While you can manually check for updates, Windows 10 will automatically download and install updates, except on metered connections (where charges may apply). In that case, only those updates required to keep Windows running smoothing will automatically download.

    Microsoft releases important updates every second Tuesday once a month, known as Patch Tuesday. However, updates could be released at any time.

    An update history is available so you can see which updates were installed, and when. You can also uninstall updates if necessary.

    For more about update history, see: Windows 10 update history - Windows Help

    This tutorial will show you how to view your update history to see which Windows Updates failed or successfully installed on your Windows 10 PC.

    Note   Note
    Windows Defender definition updates are no longer listed in Windows Update history. You can view when the last definition update was installed in the Windows Defender Security Center -> Virus & threat protection -> Protection updates.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To View Installed Update History in Settings
    • Option Two: To View Installed Updates in Control Panel





    View Windows Update History in Windows 10 OPTION ONE View Windows Update History in Windows 10
    To View Installed Update History in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2. Click/tap on the View installed update history link under Update status on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. You will now see the history of Windows Update listed in categories. (see screenshots below)
    Note   Note
    If you like, click/tap on any one of the "Successfully installed on (date)" links to see more details for that update.

    You can also click/tap on the More info link for even more details about the update online at Microsoft.

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    4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    View Windows Update History in Windows 10 OPTION TWO View Windows Update History in Windows 10
    To View Installed Updates in Control Panel

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon.

    2. Click/tap on the View installed updates link on the left side in Programs and Features. (see screenshot below)

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    3. You will now see your installed updates. (see screenshot below)

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    4. When finished, you can close Installed Updates if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    29 Jun 2015 #1
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    To view Windows Update events in Event Viewer, you can either create a Custom View Filter in Event Viewer, or click and download the link I've posted with this post, unzip it(you may have to unlock it in properties) and import it to event viewer:

    From there after a few days of updating or update failing, you'll have enough to look at and find out what your problems are, by clicking the Details tab:
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    Windows Update custom view download is under this posting
    Event Viewer Windows Update Custom View.zip

    Note: After some testing I have found out it also shows if App Store(the old one at least) was updated, not what, but that an update was downloaded. It will not specify what kind of update(App Store or Windows) just that something was updated.
    Last edited by Cliff S; 04 Mar 2016 at 23:24.
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  2.    09 Feb 2016 #2
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    Microsoft has new Windows 10 update history website.

    Windows 10 update history - Windows Help
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  3.    09 Feb 2016 #3
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  4.    04 Mar 2016 #4
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    Something I just noticed, my Custom View also shows when Uni Apps are updated:
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  5.    07 Oct 2016 #5
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    Hi, I realise the update history gets wiped out with a major update like anniversary update. But on my main pc it only lists the last 5 updates for various things going back only to 3rd Sept. Is this normal? I know there were updates between 2nd Aug and 3rd Sept. On our weaker living room pc it shows history more with 'feature update' being the first in the list
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  6.    07 Oct 2016 #6
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    Hello Scotty,

    I like to look in Installed Updates in Control Panel to help see them all.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...a.html#option1
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  7.    08 Oct 2016 #7
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    Thanks Shawn. I looked in there too. What is troubling me in both views is the lack of entries. It only shows the most recent couple of KB updates released by MS dating back sept 13. I am sure there have been several since anniversary update was released. At the end of the day it's purely cosmetic, I'm on the latest public release version and everything works as it should. But it did make me curious why one machine has many more entries than the other.

    i wonder if it only shows 5 recent updates in the new update GUI history. It'll then replace with the latest one on the next cumulative update with the oldest one dropping out. But then that contradicts what shows on our other machine which lists 7 entries with the oldest one being the feature update.
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  8.    08 Oct 2016 #8
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    It may sometimes reset after a new build.
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  9.    06 May 2017 #9
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    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.
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