Window 7, How to See Installed Updates on Your PC*

An update history is available so you can see which updates were installed, and when. You can also use this list to remove specific updates, although we don’t recommend this unless it’s necessary.

To see update history in Windows 10:

  • Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & security  > Windows Update  Advanced options >View your update history.For more info about what’s included in updates for Windows 10, see Windows 10 update history.

To see update history in Windows 8.1:

  • Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up), select Settings  > Change PC settings > Update and recovery > Windows Update > View your update history.

To see update history in Windows 7:

  • Select the Start button , then select Control Panel > Programs, and then under Programs and Features, select View installed updates.

How to remove an installed update in Window 7?

We don’t recommend that you remove any installed updates. However, if you must remove an update, you can do so from the update history.

To remove an update in Windows 10:

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  Update & security  Windows Update  > Advanced options >View your update history > Uninstall updates.
  2. Select the update you want to remove, then select Uninstall.

To remove an update in Windows 8.1:

  1. Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up), select Settings  > Change PC settings > Update and recovery > Windows Update > View your update history.
  2. Select the update you want to remove, then select Uninstall.

To see update history in Windows 7:

  1. Select the Start button , then select Control Panel > Programs, and then under Programs and Features, select View installed updates.
  2. Select the update you want to remove, then select Uninstall.

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