1.    29 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    Windows Update - "Advanced Options/View Update History" Problem


    Hello.

    Hope someone can assist me with the issue I am having in windows 10 Pro.

    A few days ago my system Automatically updated to Windows Pro v1511 (OS Build 10586.14)... all went well and seemed to be OK.

    Now to my Problem...

    When I now go to check for updates it does its checking for updates thing then installs any available update but once it has completed this and I click on "Advanced Options/View Update History" in that all I get is a blank page and all it says is no updates have been installed yet....

    But I know that it has installed windows defender updates? because I have seen it download them and complete the updates?

    I have tried the reset (windows update .bat) file floating around on the forum, but all that does is clear everything and still no updates are showing in the list when I go to "Advanced Options/View Update History"...

    Can anyone please help me get that all back to normal....

    This has only been an issue since this update to Windows Pro v1511 (OS Build 10586.14)..

    How do I know that the updates in Defender or anything else for that matter are actually installing.. seeing that they are not being listed in the "View Update History" list...

    Is anyone else having this issue and if so any assistance on how to fix this will be appreciated...

    cheers
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  2.    29 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,240
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello kokakola,

    You might see if resetting Windows Update may show the history of what you install afterwards.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    29 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello kokakola,

    You might see if resetting Windows Update may show the history of what you install afterwards.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    Hello Brink,

    Thank you for your prompt reply.
    I have already run your .bat patch and yes after running this and restarting windows and running windows update any new updates still refuse to show up under the list in "View Update History"....

    any other options?

    thanks
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  4.    29 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 357
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

    Windows Defender definition updates are no longer listed in Update History, so that's not a problem.
    If you get other updates and they are not listed in Update History, you have a problem.
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  5.    29 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Windows Defender definition updates are no longer listed in Update History, so that's not a problem.
    If you get other updates and they are not listed in Update History, you have a problem.
    Hello DavidE,

    Thank you for your reply to this...

    Yes i have this morning received my first update and it is showing up in "View Update History"

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243)

    So thank you for letting me know that Windows Defender Definition updates will no longer show up in "Update History" this clears the issue and i will mark this as solved....

    Really appreciate everybody's help.

    Cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    29 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 357
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

    You're welcome !

    Also, you can always look at the Windows Defender GUI and see when the last definition update was installed.
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  7.    29 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    You're welcome !

    Also, you can always look at the Windows Defender GUI and see when the last definition update was installed.
    Thank you... i will definitely check those in due course
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  8.    29 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,240
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Great news.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


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