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#1 +ultimate99

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:14

Is there a way to know what has changed after a windows update? Like drivers update, for example?




#2 Zlip792

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:23

Reading through Knowledge Base articles of particular updates and noting drivers detail using Device Manager > Particular Driver > Driver tab...



#3 Liana

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:25

You can go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features -> Installed Updates, and see a list of all updates there, but as far as a changelog or a detailed list of changed files, I'm not sure, not beyond reading the Knowledge base articles anyway.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:31

In windows update choose 'view update history' to see everything that has been installed along with install date and if it failed/succeeded.

 

It shows more information in the title than 'installed updates' method :)



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 17:40

As others pointed out, the Knowledge base articles are essentially the best you'll get. I wouldn't however believe they are are an exhaustive list of changes. At times they a darn vague.



#6 OP +ultimate99

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 18:10

Thanks. But I was looking for driver updates/changes. Probably doesn't exist in windows and detailed like Even Viewer.



#7 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 18:21

Thanks. But I was looking for driver updates/changes. Probably doesn't exist in windows and detailed like Even Viewer.

 

Out of luck with that if Windows Update doesn't list anything specifically. You could try look up the driver version and see if the vendor says anything about the updates.



#8 Praetor

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 18:30

everything gets stored in the Event Viewer, so you might see that; check the System Log as the update packages get logged in there.



#9 Eric

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 14:24

Reliability Monitor shows installed updates but not the details of what they are.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 15:07

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I was looking for driver updates/changes. Probably doesn't exist in windows and detailed like Even Viewer.
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Like "even" viewer? Did you mean event viewer? What OS shows you detailed info on driver updates/changes?

Can you explain what you would like to see? Or what other OS does what you want to see in windows?



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