1.    13 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Deleting "Failed" entries in Windows Update history


    For whatever reason, I have a bunch of "failed" updates listed under the WU history. They were all cumulative updates for various months. I've done a malware scan, system file check and DISM, all of which were clean.

    All cumulative updates have successfully installed the last 4 months in a row. The OCD in me just wants to delete the failed entries from the list because they bug me.

    Can this be done?
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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Charlotte, NC
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    Hey vram,
    As far as I know, you can't clear/delete just the failed updates, but you can clear the update history (it clears everything).
    Clear Windows Update History in Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
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  3.    13 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Ok thanks
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  4.    14 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    UK
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    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86

    If you make and then restore a system image using Windows own included backup and restore tool then you will find all entries (good and bad) are cleared. MS deem these non critical and so are not included in the backup. It is only the list that is cleared, the updates of course remain.

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  5.    14 Aug 2017 #5
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    Meh, I'm too lazy to go through that.

    Thanks though
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