If you want to check what updates are installed in your Windows 10 computer, you can check Windows 10 update history. This tutorial provides three ways to help you check update history in Windows 10 so as to check if a specific Windows update is installed. MiniTool software also provides you free data recovery software, hard drive partition manager, etc.
Windows 10 regularly checks and installs new updates to fix bugs and glitches of the OS, add security updates, add new features, etc. You can view what updates are installed in your Windows 10 computer by checking Windows 10 update history if you want.
This tutorial introduces 3 ways to allow you check update history in Windows 10 and check if specific Windows update is installed in Windows 10.
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How to Check Windows 10 Update History from Settings
- You can click Start -> Settings, or you can press Windows + I to open Settings
- Click Update & Security in Settings, and click Windows Update in the left pane.
- In the right window, you should see a View update history link under Windows Update, click this link.
- In the pop-up window, you can check the complete list of installed updates in Window 10, incl. Quality Updates, Driver Updates, and Other Updates. Some updates are successfully installed while some may be failed.
- You can check if specific Windows update is installed in the list. If you click the target Windows update link, you will be directed to a Microsoft support website that provides details of this update.
If a Windows 10 update causes problems to your computer, you can click Uninstall updates link to open the Uninstall an update window. You can right-click the problematic Windows update to uninstall the Windows 10 update.
How to Check Update History Windows 10 from Control Panel
- You can also check installed updates Windows 10 from Control Panel. You can open Control Panel in Windows 10.
- Click Programs -> Programs & Features, and click View installed updates in the left panel to open the Uninstall an update screen like the image above.
- You can check Windows update history in the list. If you want to remove a Windows update, you can right-click it to choose Uninstall.
How to View Windows 10 Update History via Command Prompt
- You can also use Windows Command Prompt to check if an update is installed in Windows 10. Press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Enter to open Command Prompt in Windows 10.
- Next type the following command wmic qfe list in Command Prompt and press Enter. After a while, you can see the list of all installed history updates in your Windows 10 computer.
- If you want to check if a specific update is installed in Windows 10, you can add the KB number of the update and type the command like this: wmic qfe | find “4540689”, and press Enter.
As you can see, it also lists the Microsoft support website link of each update, and it provides detailed information about this update.
If you want to remove one installed Windows update in Command Prompt, you can type this command with its KB number: wusa /uninstall /kb: 4540689 /quiet. You should replace “4540689” with the exact KB number of the specific update that you want to uninstall.
By using one of the 3 ways above, you can easily check Windows 10 update history and check if specific update is installed in your Windows 10 computer. Hope it helps.