When are updates REALLY installed Solved

  1.    20 Apr 2018 #1

    When are updates REALLY installed

    I see that these updates were installed on my desktop on April 10:
    I took that from the "view installed update history" screen, which shows no "newer" updates.

    When I did a shutdown/restart yesterday April 19 it installed some updates.
    I presume that this was the set of six updates listed above.

    So why does the update history show "successfully installed on 4/10/2018" if, in fact, they were installed on 4/19/2018?

    Should I take it that the April 10 "installed" date was the date they were downloaded ... and that they were not "really" installed until I rebooted on April 19 ?
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  2. Posts : 1,136
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       20 Apr 2018 #2


    Look in Event viewer - see my guide in this other thread.

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  3. Posts : 999
    Windows 10
       20 Apr 2018 #3

    You are indeed correct. A lot of updates are installed upon a Restart. This has been the case way back to Windows XP, if not before.

    I always do a Restart to make sure of updates being done in a timely manner.

    You can investigate further if you wish, the MS info is very approximate.
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  4.    21 Apr 2018 #4

    Reliability Monitor also shows updates, and I generally find its GUI a little easier and less labor-intensive to navigate than Event Viewer. Just my opinion, though: either one works fine.
    Here's what update info looks like in relimon:
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