how to find out what issues window KB updates address

#1
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
#2
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.
 


#3
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
#4
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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