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How to determine if a specific KB Windows update has been applied to your computer

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Added by September 21, 2015

There may be times when troubleshooting or preparing for an upgrade to determine if a specific KB Windows Update has been applied to a computer.

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There a couple of solutions.

First use the Windows Update tool.

  1. Launch Windows Update
  2. Click on View your update history

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  1. Search the update history to see if the desired update is installed.

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Second way – Use DISM.exe.

  1. Launch the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

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  1. By typing the following command within your elevated command prompt will get a list of all updates that have been applied to your computer. Search the update history to see if the desired update is installed:

Type dism /online /get-packages

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  1. You can check for a specific update by piping the output to FINDSTR. Typing the following command within your elevated command prompt will get a list of a specific update has been applied to your computer:

Type dism /online /get-packages | findstr KB2894856  (KB is case sensitive)

Note:  (Replace the KB number with whichever update you are looking for.)   If the update exists there will be a response if not a command prompt will be returned.

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Third way – Use SYSTEMINFO.exe.

  1. Launch the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

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  1. By typing the following command within your elevated command prompt will get a list of all updates that have been applied to your computer. Search the update history to see if the desired update is installed:

Type SYSTEMINFO.exe

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  1. You can check for a specific update by piping the output to FINDSTR. Typing the following command within your elevated command prompt will get a list of a specific update has been applied to your computer:

Type SYSTEMINFO.exe | findstr KB2894856  (KB is case sensitive)

Note:  (Replace the KB number with whichever update you are looking for.)   If the update exists there will be a response if not a command prompt will be returned.

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Hope this helps you determine if a specific update is installed on your computer or not.

Until next time, RIDE SAFE!

Rick Trader
Windows Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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