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How to Get a List of Installed Updates In Numeric Order

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    How to Get a List of Installed Updates In Numeric Order


    When I was having problems with KB2975719, and going thru solutions, it drove me nuts trying to find if I had certain updates installed from the Installed List in Windows 8.1 since they are not in numerical order. (Contol Panel >Uninstall A Program > View Installed Updates)

    I finally figured out where to find a numerical list which I could check much easier in determining if the updates required in some solutions were installed on my pc.

    1. Install Belarc Advisor

    2. Run and open Belarc Advisor

    3. At the bottom of the opening page of BA, click on "click here to see all installed hotfixes" - a numeric order list.

    4. Just to be sure all were there, I printed this list and manually compared it to my Control Panel Installed Updates one time.

    I then had a numerical list to compare to all the KB's required for installation of KB2975719. Much easier for this simple brain than remembering a number and looking for it jumbled list. Hopefully this will help some of you in the future, particularly if MS continues to issue and pull back updates the way they have been.

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    You can also open the Admin Command Prompt and type:
    wmic qfe list full /format:htable > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\hotfix.html"

    The above will create an HTML file in table format on your desktop.
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    Thanks! Very helpful. I wonder how many other shortcuts are around like this that I don't know about.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You could do this.. HotFixInfo - Powershell script | PowerShell | SS64.com to extract it in Excel if you prefer.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You can also open the Admin Command Prompt and type:
    wmic qfe list full /format:htable > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\hotfix.html"

    The above will create an HTML file in table format on your desktop.
    Thanks. It worked. I had never heard of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You can also open the Admin Command Prompt and type:
    wmic qfe list full /format:htable > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\hotfix.html"

    The above will create an HTML file in table format on your desktop.
    Excellent! Thanks very much for that
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