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Windows 7: How to search update history

11 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
How to search update history

I have a lot of failed updates in my windows 7 update history. I picked one of them and downloaded that update but was then told that it was already installed. In order to check for specific updates, it would be useful to transfer the update history to an editor, say notepad, so that any particular update could then be searched for. Is there any way of doing that? I would be grateful for any help.

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11 Feb 2015   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

The only thing that needs to concern you is the failures from the last attempt - anything else is just history.
You can check also in your C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file for the latest attempts

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file.
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11 Feb 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
How to search update history

Thanks NoelDP. That saves me what I thought would be a whole pile of work.
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