Windows 10: Identifying Installed Updates on Microsoft products

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Windows updates can be released at any time. An update history is available so that users can see which updates were installed successfully, which failed, and when. Updates can be uninstalled if necessary.

To view Microsoft Updates

Open the Start menu, select Settings.
Click Update & Security > Windows Update.
When the Windows Update settings box opens, click Advanced Options.
On the Advanced Options screen click “View your update history” to see a list of Windows Updates that have been installed on your computer.

Tap or click the “Successfully installed on [date]” link under the name of each update to read more about what it is supposed to fix. If more info is needed select the More Info link in the box to go to Microsoft’s support site for additional information.

To Uninstall An Update

At the top of the Update History box is the Uninstall Updates option.
Clicking Uninstall Updates will open the Windows 10 Control Panel. Here you will see a full list of installed updates from Microsoft and other software makers. Some are easier to uninstall than others. It is not recommended to uninstall a Windows Update, but you may need to if you are having a problem with an installed update. To uninstall an update, click on an update in the list > Uninstall.

Alternatively, you can use the Control Panel > Programs and Features icon.
1. Click or tap on the View installed updates link on the left side.
2. To remove one select an update > Uninstall
3. Yes to confirm
4. If UAC pops up, click Yes again.
5. Most require a reboot to finish the uninstall process, so you would select Restart Now or Restart Later. The update will not be completely uninstalled until the computer is restarted.

* Note: You must be signed in as Administrator to be able to uninstall updates.