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Windows 7: Where did 'View Update History' go

19 Jan 2017   #1
ChuckRJr

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Where did 'View Update History' go

I was looking into Windows 7 Professional 64bit UPDATE History List under Windows Updates in Control Panel and ONLY 4 MICROSOFT Security Essential updates are listed from 1/13,17,18,19/2017.
Installed Updates is there. I am trying to get the 'View Update History' so I can identify those updates that Fail. Since October all the Rollup's have failed and I have had to install only the Security Update. I don't know if there is anything else that is missing, but I am having no system problems at this time.


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19 Jan 2017   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Chuck now mate just where are you looking for the history - it should be quite simple see my pic. You may see I am having problems too but I wonder sometimes why there are so many folks with update issues


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19 Jan 2017   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hello and welcome Chuck now mate just where are you looking for the history - it should be quite simple see my pic. You may see I am having problems too but I wonder sometimes why there are so many folks with update issues
Some update were not installed: The only time I've seen that is when a reboot was required to finish installing some updates before the other downloaded updates could be installed.
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19 Jan 2017   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes mate but my problem is they never download Not that that is of any consequence to me because I must be so far behind now with updates.
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20 Jan 2017   #5
ChuckRJr

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have no trouble finding where it should be. The problem is that only the 4 Updates are listed. The "Installed Updates" is complete.
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20 Jan 2017   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok well in post #1 you said you were trying to get the view history results to see which ones failed?

So I am just a bit confused now as you say you can see the Installed Updates history which I thought would show up the failed updates if they are listed.
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20 Jan 2017   #7
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

I think the sysyem messed up with the software distribution folder.if it is deleted or renamed you wont be able to see update history
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20 Jan 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you go to uninstall a program and on the top left use it's view installed updates see how many exist
Should be some where in the neighborhood of 338 installed updates but let us know.
If you've ever reset the update system the failed to install or error installing updates would be cleared which isn't a bad thing it just gives a fresh start.
But not showing errors for updates that did not install is odd but you might see something in reliability monitor
I have it off personally
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20 Jan 2017   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You might have done something to Reset Windows Update, that deletes all the data you are looking for.
The update history is gone, but the installed updates are still listed.

I've seen this happen after restoring a System Image backup.
I believe some "File/System/Registry Cleaners" might also reset Windows Update history, just my guess.

Here's a tutorial about Windows Update Reset:
Windows Update - Reset

If you install updates now, the history for those updates should be listed if you don't run any cleaners, restores, etc.

As far as i know installed updates doesn't show failed or all updates.
It only lists updates that can be uninstalled (some updates can't be uninstalled).
MS is changing the WU works with cumulative updates, maybe that changes the way all this works ?
If an update(s) failed before and isn't available now, you probably don't need it, it might have been superseded.
Again, just my guess.
My 2 cents.
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20 Jan 2017   #10
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

There are 2 ways to view updates.
AND THERE BOTH ON THE SAME GUI

one at the top
one at the bottom
Disk cleanup also clears those records

As mentioned previously some people are only including Security updates.
and as your comps running fine --- IF it aint broke dont fixit --

Roy
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