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    Windows 10 updates.

    Is there any way to find out what updates windows 10 has gotten and what they did. I just turned off metered connection and when I shut down a message comes up to not shut it off, and in startup it says to wait and started to count percentage completed. I know that means it is installing updates, but how can you tell what and if it changed things that you might like to have changed.

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    You can tell what updates have installed by going to start>settings>update and security>windows update>Advanced Options>view your update history.
    As to what they did, MS keeps that mostly secret and you don't have much of a choice as to what it changes, whether you like it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    You can tell what updates have installed by going to start>settings>update and security>windows update>Advanced Options>view your update history.
    As to what they did, MS keeps that mostly secret and you don't have much of a choice as to what it changes, whether you like it or not.
    Unless that data base got zapped as happens. Then go to WindowsUpdates and click 'Installed Updates' in the bottom left. Well hoping that still works in W10. I am on 7 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Unless that data base got zapped as happens. Then go to WindowsUpdates and click 'Installed Updates' in the bottom left. Well hoping that still works in W10. I am on 7 now.

    There is no separate Windows Update app in Windows 10 other than the one given by lumpy95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    There is no separate Windows Update app in Windows 10 other than the one given by lumpy95.
    No, but there is an "Uninstall updates" link at the top of Update history, which takes you to the same "Installed Updates" in Control Panel.

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    This works in W8, may work in W10.
    Start > Run, cmd
    wmic qfe list brief /format:htable >%temp%\u.html & %temp%\U.html

    cheers, Paul
    Last edited by Paul T; 2015-10-15 at 12:33.

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    I've found that if I go to Start>Reliability History and click the little information icons, I will see lots of updates that I don't see referred to anywhere else.
    Last edited by Vincenzo; 2015-10-15 at 11:44.

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    I've just tested on a Win 10 laptop (disconnected from the internet so no updates take place during tests). All tests were carried out consecutively within the space of a few minutes.

    1 - Update history (Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > View your update history):
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    No updates shown.

    2 - Installed updates (Start > Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > View your update history > Uninstall updates):
    (Or right-click on Start, select Run and enter shell:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd} to reduce the no. of clicks needed)
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    4 updates shown (1 is the x64 and x32 versions of the same KB2565063 update)

    3 - WMIC (Elevated CMD > wmic qfe list brief > C:\Temp\updates.txt):
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    2 updates shown; no mention of KB2565063

    4 - Relibility Monitor (Thanks, Vincenzo):
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    Shows 3D Builder and .NET Framework updates not shown anywhere else.

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    I don't see Reliability Monitor/History anywhere on the start menu.

    Update: I searched for it and found it in control Panel. What the heck is VCLibs. It has a bunch of downloads everytime I boot my win 10 laptop.
    VCLibs.JPG

    Googling say's it may be related to the "Get Skype" app or C++
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    Apparently VCLibs 12 is related to the Get Skype app and the current fix is to un-install it. That's probably why I don't see the issue... 'cos I un-installed the Get Skype app as soon as I upgraded to Win 10 on my laptop. You can read pages of posts about it here.

    Hope ths helps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    I don't see Reliability Monitor/History anywhere on the start menu.
    I guess I wasn't really clear when I wrote Start>Reliability History. I meant to go to Start and type "Reliability History"

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