How to see update history in Windows 10

Some day you might be curious to know which updates you have installed in Windows 10. Or sometimes, some updates cause trouble and you need to uninstall them. In this article, we will see how to see the Windows Update history and learn which security patches and fixes you have installed in your operating system.

In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets to the Settings app. It is a Metro app created to replace the Control Panel for both touch screens and classic Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to manage Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. The Windows Update history can be found in the Settings app.

To see update history in Windows 10, you need to do the following.

  1. Open the Settings app in Windows 10. Tip: If your device has a keyboard, press Win + I to open it directly. Windows 10 settings
  2. Go to System - Update & security as shown below.
    Windows 10 update and security Windows 10 update security opened
  3. On the right, click Update History. This is exactly what we need. Windows 10 update history link
  4. On the next page, you will see all updates installed in Windows 10. It provides the complete update history which was available in the classic Control Panel in previous Windows versions. Windows 10 update history page

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6 thoughts on “How to see update history in Windows 10

  1. Liz Biss

    Update History is not showing up on my computer. Suggestions??

    1. Jason

      New laptop – 5 gigs of updates, no less. Yet no ‘update history’ visible.

      Click Advanced > View you update history.

      Unlike previous OS there’s no size for each update, another W10 irritation.

  2. Md.

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  3. stan

    Is there a way to see update history WITHOUT watching a ^%$##$%^ video?

    I’m connecting remotely for one, and I just want to read it, not watch a time consuming video.

  4. David M Joseph

    Apparently Im not the only one.
    My touchscreen just decided to stop working. Dell 7568 2-in-1
    I have gone through hours of diable, uninstall, reboot, look for drivers.
    Did the power management in device manager idea.
    downloaded the firmware idea.
    Drivers are all “up to date”
    Device manager still says “Device is working”
    Has Dell come up with a remedy yet?


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