How to View Windows Update History in Windows 10
InformationMicrosoft releases important updates every second Tuesday once a month, known as Patch Tuesday. However, updates could be released at any time.
By default, Windows 10 will automatically check for and install available Windows Updates at the time you have set in automatic maintenance.
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.
NoteWindows Defender definition updates are no longer listed in Windows Update history. You can view when the last definition update was installed from within Windows Defender in the Update tab.
TipSee also: Windows 10 update history - Windows Help
1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.
2. Click/tap on the Update history link under Update status on the right side. (see screenshot below)
3. You will now see the history of Windows Update listed in categories. (see screenshots below)
NoteIf 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.
4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.
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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:
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.