How to check if specific Windows update is installed on Windows 10

Tashreef Shareef
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Windows OS is a complex piece of software, and the regular Windows 10 updates make it a reliable system to use. Checking for Windows updates like service packs and other minor or major updates is an on-going process, and it is important that, as a user, you know about the installed updates.

Knowing what updates your system has installed can help you in many ways. Since the Windows updates usually solve bugs and glitches with the OS, brings security updates to protect the system from the external threats, as well as add new features. Knowing what updates you have installed on your system can really help you diagnose the issues in a better way.

How to tell if Windows OS was upgraded?

Check Windows OS Build

If you are not sure if you have the latest Windows update installed on your system, you can check it from the Windows History. Later, you can easily manually download and install updates based on your update history via the Microsoft Update Catalog, here.

Also, some users reported that the Windows 10 update file is hidden. For that, here is an article that shows you how to find the default download folder for the Windows 10 versions.

The easiest way to understand if you have the specific Windows update installed or if the Windows OS was upgraded is to check the Windows OS build info. Here is how to do it.

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Go to System.
  3. Click on the About tab.
    View Update History Windows 10
  4. Under About, go to Windows Specification section.
  5. You can check the Windows OS information such as OS build, installation date and the version here.
  6. Compare your OS build with the official Windows 10 release doc from Microsoft.

Check  Installed Updates

If you want to check for a specific Windows OS service pack installed on your computer, you can do it from the Settings page. Here is how to do it.

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Go to Updates and Security.
  3. Click on Windows updates.
    Windows 10 About Build
  4. Under Windows Update, click on View Update History.
  5. Click on Uninstall Updates.
  6. Windows will display all the recently installed Windows updates with dates and other details. Uninstall Windows Updates- Check History
  7. If you want to uninstall any update, select the Update and click on Uninstall.