Windows 10: how to verify not missing patches Solved


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Mar 2018 #1

    how to verify not missing patches


    How do I verify that I am not missing any patches? Is there a way to either export what I have installed to say a csv and then get a file from MS to cross check that I don't have anything missing?
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  2. Posts : 901
    Windows 10
       11 Mar 2018 #2

    Not actually necessary as there are Cumulative Updates that will do that and more. Once possibly twice each month.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Mar 2018 #3

    fuzzy18 said: View Post
    Is there a way to either export what I have installed to say a csv and then get a file from MS to cross check that I don't have anything missing?
    Helmut said: View Post
    Not actually necessary as there are Cumulative Updates that will do that and more....
    Welcome to TenForums @fuzzy18

    A Cumulative Update includes all previous fixes, so if you have the latest one you have them all. By far the simplest way to reassure yourself is to run Winver and compare your build number to the latest one shown here https://support.microsoft.com/help/4043454 - if they match you're up to date.

    But, if that's not enough for you, read on....

    There are other types of updates, such as
    KB4090914 Servicing stack update for Windows 10 v1709 - Mar. 5

    These are not cumulative, but as long as you have the latest you are covered. Also, you won't see them listed in the Update History, you have to look at 'uninstall updates' to see which you have.

    One simple way to list all installed windows system updates by KB number is to open a Command Prompt and type SYSTEMINFO then search through the masses of info for the list of 'Hotfix(s)'. Or filter the results into a text file like this:

    SYSTEMINFO | FIND "]: KB" >KB-list.txt

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Name:	KB-List.PNG 
Views:	14 
Size:	8.6 KB 
ID:	180560

    If you prefer to use Powershell, it can also list all the installed windows system updates:

    Get-HotFix | Sort-Object HotFixID | Format-Table –AutoSize

    (found that here http://tomtalks.uk/2013/09/list-all-...crosoftupdate/ )

    As for a definitive list of updates from Microsoft, that's more difficult. The best I've come up with so far is to go to the Windows Update Catalog and search for windows 10 version 1709 x64 (or x86 as appropriate). Click on the 'Last Updated' column title and it will be sorted in descending date order.
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft...n%201709%20x64

    It's possible to select this list, copy from the browser and paste into a spreadsheet, retaining the columns layout.

    You should also note that there may be extra KB's listed in the catalog that you won't get through Windows Update.

    Sometimes Microsoft issue a cumulative update to fix a urgent problem that only affects a few users (usually business users). In that case it will not be issued through windows update, it will be available in the Catalog for those that need it. That way those affected can download it straight away while the rest of us don't get an unexpected extra update we don't need. We'll get it included in the next regular cumulative update anyway.
    Last edited by Bree; 11 Mar 2018 at 20:39.
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  4. Posts : 931
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       11 Mar 2018 #4

    Fuzzy,

    Windows update does the cross-checking for you.

    Denis
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Mar 2018 #5

    Try3 said: View Post
    Windows update does the cross-checking for you.
    Windows update has been known to stop working. The Winver check is a quick way to reassure yourself it hasn't. Shouldn't really need to look any deeper than that.
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