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    Where are located the registry settings of new updates in Windows Vista and Windows 7?

    In Windows XP when you install an update, a patch, a hotfix like the last one from March 30, 2010 titled: "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB980182)", after the installation be it manually or automatic, the registry has a new entry indicating that the update was successfully applied, in this case:

    Registry Key Verification
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Win dows XP\SP4\KB980182\Filelist"

    But in Windows 7 the Deployment Information of a KB in Registry Key Verification only said:
    "Note: A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update."

    For information about the update: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec.../MS10-018.mspx

    Where Windows 7 (and Vista) gets the data to know which are the updates installed? and there is a external tool to check them?

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    Go to Windows Update (All Programs| Windows Update) and click on the View Update History link on the left side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witalka View Post
    Go to Windows Update (All Programs| Windows Update) and click on the View Update History link on the left side
    Yes I know that, but I need to know where is stored the data.

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    I found this article. I don't know if it works since I haven't tried it. The key is in the Registry, but is encrypted.

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