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.


Windows 10 offers the user the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and securely. When you update, you'll get the latest fixes and security improvements, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected. In most cases, restarting your device completes the update. Make sure your device is plugged in when you know updates will be installed.

In Windows 10, Microsoft has moved many classic Control Panel applets to the Settings app. Settings is a Universal app bundled with Windows 10. It is created to replace the classic Control Panel for both touch screen users and mouse and keyboard Desktop users. It consists of several pages which bring new options to configure Windows 10 along with some older options inherited from the classic Control Panel. In every release, Windows 10 is getting more and more classic options converted to a modern page in the Settings app. At some point, Microsoft might remove the classic Control Panel completely. 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.
  2. Go to Update & security > Windows Update as shown below.Windows 10 Update Page
  3. On the right, click Update History. This is exactly what we need.Windows 10 Update History Button
  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

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

8 thoughts on “How to see update history in Windows 10”

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. This is now out of date.
    6th July 2019.

    The description is no longer accurate.
    Update History is now a pseudo-button – the third item below ‘Check for Updates’: ‘View update history’.
    Windows 10 Pro 1903 (Build 18362.175)
    As administrator.

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