Windows Update - View Update History Details

    Windows Update - View Update History Details

    Windows Update - View Update History Details

    How to View Windows Update History Details in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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    How to View Windows Update History Details in Windows 7 and Windows 8


       Information
    This tutorial will show you how to view the Windows Update history details of all successful or failed update installations with the update's importance type and date installed in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    The Windows Update log file is located at C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log.

       Note
    This tutorial assumes that you have already setup the Windows Update settings and installed updates before doing this tutorial.





    Here's How:
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view) in Windows 7 or Windows 8, and click/tap on the Windows Update icon. (see screenshot below)
    Windows Update - View Update History Details-control_panel.jpg
    2. Click/tap on the View update history link. (see screenshots below)
    Windows Update - View Update History Details-windows_update.jpg

    Windows Update - View Update History Details-w8_windows_update.jpg
    3. To View Details of a Single Windows Update
    A) Select and right click on a listed Windows Update, then click/tap on View details. (see screenshot below step 4)

    B) Click/tap on the More information link to see more detailed information about the selected Windows Update. (see screenshot below)
    Windows Update - View Update History Details-view_details.jpg
    C) When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot above)
    4. To Copy Details of a Single Windows Update to Clipboard
    A) Select and right click on a listed Windows Update, then click/tap on Copy details.
    NOTE: This will be the same details in step 3, but in a text format instead.

    B) You can now copy the contents of the clipboard (CTRL+V) into a program like Notepad or WordPad.
    Windows Update - View Update History Details-update_history.jpg
    That's it,
    Shawn







  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7, 64-Bits
       #1

    Yeah... that's it if you are looking for *one* or a couple of patches. It it really, really badly sucks not having an option to "Print All Updates" history - I need it for audit purposes.

    While we can easily get in on Windows 2003, XP, etc this is not acceptable on Window 7
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  2. Posts : 70,190
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Adelara,

    This may work for you for that.

    How to Print the Windows Update history in Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. Posts : 225
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #3

    brink i want ask, sorry if i wrong threads, if my windows update it's failed or canceled , then i try again / try to update again, then that updated success , that windows update software will corrupt? sorry for the weird question ... here's the example ... several days i got some weird connection , and the update not smooth ~



    Last edited by sle3pingz; 29 Aug 2012 at 05:21.
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  4. Posts : 70,190
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello sle3pingz,

    You will be fine. This is just a Windows Update history log letting you know what happened. The important part is that the update was successfully installed. :)
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  5. Posts : 225
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #5

    ok, Thanks Brink
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  6. Posts : 70,190
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    You're most welcome. :)
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  7. Posts : 186
    Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1, Windows 10 Home 64-bit at the moment
       #7

    After I installed the Windows updates today, I hide a few as they were Windows 10 upgrades which I don't want:

    Update for Windows 7 (KB3140245)
    Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664)
    Update for Windows 7 (KB3102429)
    Update for Windows 7 (KB3172605)
    Update for Windows 7 (KB3135445)

    It did a restart. In Windows Updates I click on update history and copy and paste all updates into a txt file for reference. After todays updates if you click on update history it only shows todays updates when it used to show all updates previously installed. I know I can look at c:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log but its quicker to click on update history.

    I'm thinking of uninstalling todays updates.
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