how to find out what issues window KB updates address

dwinsorr

New Member
I have a large number of updates to install but I don't know what any of them address. I can not find any information anywhere, any help
 


Mike

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
How to find relevant KB (Knowledgebase) information within Windows Update.

Go to Windows Update

Search -> Windows Update:

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Look and click on for "View installed updates":

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Click on the installed update for additional information from the Microsoft Knowledgebase

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The result should open your browser (example):

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To access the Microsoft Knowledgebase outside of this, find the KB number for your update and go to:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph

Some early Windows Updates for Windows 10 may not contain detailed KB information. There was criticism about this and it has been corrected, for the most part.
 


dwinsorr

New Member
How to find relevant KB (Knowledgebase) information within Windows Update.

Go to Windows Update

Search -> Windows Update:

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Look and click on for "View installed updates":

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Click on the installed update for additional information from the Microsoft Knowledgebase

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The result should open your browser (example):

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To access the Microsoft Knowledgebase outside of this, find the KB number for your update and go to:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph

Some early Windows Updates for Windows 10 may not contain detailed KB information. There was criticism about this and it has been corrected, for the most part.
Thanks a lot for the information, I didn't find what I was looking for but I modified link given to: http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/Enter # of update minus KB. To find out the issues a update addressed I would type in the number of the update and hit enter. I am not very computer literate so I probably am going about this the hard way, I still appreciate your information, without it I would not have what I need. Thanks
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
For grins getting a description of installed updates without a browser (With powershell)

Open a powershell prompt and run the following
$wusession = New-Object -ComObject "Microsoft.Update.Session"
$wusearch = $wusession.CreateUpdateSearcher()
$results = $wusearch.Search("IsInstalled=1")
$results.Updates | Sort-Object LastDeploymentChangeTime -Descending | Format-List Title,Description,LastdeploymentChangeTime
 


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