How to See Windows Update History in Windows 11

Want to know which updates are installed on your computer? Here are a couple of simple ways to see Windows update history in Windows 11.

To keep Windows 11 up & running smoothly and to keep it secure & safe, Microsoft releases Windows Updates every week. If you have been using Windows for long enough, you might have heard a term called Patch Tuesday. As you can tell from the name itself, most updates are released every Tuesday.

If you are wondering, by default, Windows 11 is configured to download and install updates automatically. That means you seldom have to deal with Windows Updates manually. Everything is done for you.

Every time an update is installed in Windows 11, it will keep track of it. i.e., Windows 11 has a Windows Update history. When something goes wrong, or you want to make sure the update you want is installed, you have to look at the Windows Update history page in Windows 11. It helps you keep track of all the installed updates in your system. The good thing is Windows 11 provides multiple ways to see Windows Update history.

That is where this easy Windows 11 how-to guide comes into play.

So, without much delay, let me show you how to see Windows Update history in Windows 11 in two easy ways.

Table of contents:

See Windows Update history in Windows 11 Settings

You can see Windows update history directly in the Settings app, as with most things. You just need to know where to find the appropriate option. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to find and view the update history. Here is how.

  1. Press the “Win + I” keyboard shortcut.
  2. Choose “Windows Update” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Update history” option.
  4. You will see all the installed updates on this page.
  5. With that, you know how to see update history in Windows 11.

Same steps with a bit more detail:

As the first thing, open the Settings app. In Windows 11, you can do that in multiple ways. Either press the “Windows key + I” keyboard shortcut or right-click the Start menu and choose the “Settings” option.

After opening the Settings app, we need to open the Windows Update page. To do that, choose the “Windows Update” option on the sidebar. Next, click on the “Update history” option in the main panel.

Windows 11 update history option

As soon as you do that, you will see all the installed updates in your system. All the updates are neatly divided into four sections. They are Quality Updates, Driver Updates, Definition Updates, and Other Updates. Each section contains history regarding that specific type of update.       

see update history in Windows 11

Command to see Windows Update history in Windows 11

Alternatively, you can also use a simple command to see the update history in Windows 11. This method is handy if you create your own scripts or the Settings method does not work. Here is how to do it.

  1. Right-click the Start menu.
  2. Select “Windows Terminal (Admin).”
  3. Click on the dropdown icon on the top bar.
  4. Choose the Command Prompt option.
  5. Execute the “wmic qfe list” command.
  6. You will see the update history in the Command Prompt.
command to update history in Windows 11

That is all. It is that simple see Windows update history in Windows 11.

I hope this simple and easy Windows 11 how-to guide helps you.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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