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Windows 10: How to view recently installed updates

Microsoft frequently updates Windows 10, but it is not always clear when each update is installed. Fortunately, there are two easy ways to see a list of recently installed updates. See how you can control it.


First, open "Windows Settings". The fastest way to do this is by clicking the small gear icon in the "Start" menu or by pressing Windows + i on your keyboard.

In "Settings", click on "Update & Security".

Select "Windows Update" from the sidebar, then do click in the "View update history" option.


On the "View update history" page, you will be able to see many lists of installed Windows 10 updates sorted by category. See below what each category means.

  • Quality Updates: These are regular important updates to the Windows 10 operating system itself.
  • Driver Updates: These are driver updates that allow you to use devices with your system.
  • Definition Updates: These are Microsoft Defender anti-malware updates that add new information about emerging threats so that they can be detected by Windows.
  • Other Updates: These are various updates that do not fit into the other three categories.

By default, some of the categories may collapse. To see them, click on the category header.

Once you expand each section, you will see the updates listed in reverse chronological order (with the most recent updates listed at the top). For each entry, you will see its name information on one line and then the date of its installation.

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In many of the categories, the name of each update is a web link. If you want more information about a particular one information, click on its link and it will open one Browser. In the browser, you will see the page for this update on the Microsoft Support Site.

When you have completed the list check, you can close the "Settings" window.

How to view a list of installed updates in Control Panel

You can also see a list of installed updates using the Windows Control Panel. To do this, open it control Panel and go to Programs> Programs and Features, and then click "View installed updates."

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You will see a list of each information who have install Windows. The list can be sorted by clicking on the header bar of each column.


After finish, close the "Control Panel". Each time you want to check the list again, open the Control Panel again or use the Settings method mentioned above.

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