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How to Check Windows 10 Update History (3 Methods)

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Introduction

This guide demos 4 methods to check Windows 10 update history.

Options to Check Windows 10 Update History

The 4 methods to check Windows 10 update history discussed in this guide are:

  1. Windows 10 Settings
  2. Control Panel
  3. Command Prompt
  4. PowerShell
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1
Check Windows 10 Update History from Windows Update Settings

The first method to check Windows 10 update history is from Windows settings.

Here is how:

  • Right-click stat menu. Then click Settings.
Check Windows 10 Update History from Windows Update Settings
  • At Windows Settings, scroll down and click Update & Security.
Check Windows 10 Update History from Windows Update Settings
  • When Windows Update opens, click View update history.
  • A list of Windows 10 update history will be displayed.

2
Check Windows 10 Update History from Control Panel

How to Check Windows 10 Update History (4 Methods)

You can also view a list of installed updates on your Windows 10 PC from Control Panel.

Here are the steps:

  • Right-click start menu. Then select Run.
Check Windows 10 Update History from Control Panel
  • At Run Command, type control panel. Then click OK.
Check Windows 10 Update History from Control Panel
  • When Control Panel opens, click Uninstall a program.
Check Windows 10 Update History from Control Panel
  • Finally, to view a list of all updates installed on your PC, click View installed updates.
  • A full list of all updates will be listed.

3
List Installed Windows 10 Updates With Command Prompt

Another easy way to see a list of installed updates in Windows 10 is via command prompt.

Here are the detailed steps:

wmic qfe list 

The command lists all installed updates…

List Installed Windows 10 Updates With Command Prompt

You can display a specific update by piping the last command to the FIND command.

Here is an example..

wmic qfe list | find "4515871"

4
List Installed Windows 10 Updates With PowerShell

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The last method discussed in this guide is how to find installed Windows 10 updates with PowerShell.

Here are the steps:

  • type Powershell in Windows 10 search bar. Then click Windows PowerShell.
List Installed Windows 10 Updates With PowerShell
  • At Powershell command prompt, type the command below. Then press enter.
get-wmiobject -class win32_quickfixengineering 

The command will list all installed updates…

List Installed Windows 10 Updates With PowerShell

To return a particular update, pipe the last command to the Where-Object Cmdlet.

Here is an example…

get-wmiobject -class win32_quickfixengineering | Where-Object {$_.HotFixID -eq "KB4515871"}

The command will display just the update you specified in the Where-Object side of the command.

Conclusion

You should be able to list or check installed Windows 10 updates with one of the methods discussed in this guide.

If you wish to uninstall an update, the quickest way is via the Control Panel method. But if an installed update broke your PC, use the steps in How to Roll Back Windows 10 Update to roll back the update.

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