Microsoft Windows installs new system updates every month. Some of these updates are for the Windows operating system and others are for Microsoft’s other software. Some of these updates fix some of the critical problems in the operating system while others add new features.
If you want to see which of these Microsoft Windows updates have been installed on your Windows PC, then you can use an open-source tool called Windows Update Viewer (also called WUView in short). It can be run on both Windows 10 and Windows 11. It can display all types of updates installed by Microsoft on your PC.
The application is designed using Microsoft .NET 6 and you must install all the latest .NET Runtimes available from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/6.0. In general, you have to install .NET Runtime and .NET Desktop Runtime.
The WUView windows displays all the Windows system updates installed on your PC in a list. For each of the updates, it shows the KB (knowledge base) number, the date on which it was installed, the title of thhe update, and the result of the installation process (success or failure). When you click on these updates, it displays eve more details about those updates. We can copy these details and the list of the updates to a file.
In the settings for WUView, we can change theme (light, dark, grey etc), user interface size, accent color, and the row height for the list of the updates. You can also choose to exclude some of the updates from being displayed in this list.
If for some reason, you do not see any updates installed on your PC using WUView, then the problem is with the some of the system services not running on your Windows PC. These services include Windows Update Service (wuaserv) and Windows Updates Medic Service (WaaSMedicSvc).
You can download WUView from https://github.com/Timthreetwelve/WUView.