Microsoft improved the Update History of Windows 10 in the most recent Insider Build; it separates updates into different categories now for easier recognition.
If you run a device with Windows 10, you may know that the Update History page is not all that useful. First, all updates are lumped together in a long, long scrolling list.
If that would not be bad enough, there is not even an option to sort updates -- by name or date --, or search them.
Some Windows 10 users help themselves by using the Control Panel applet instead which offers that functionality.
Do the following to open the Update History on Windows 10:
The following screenshot shows the Update History that is used on stable versions of Windows 10 currently.
Twitter user Callum90ish published a screenshot of the new Windows 10 Update History on Twitter that highlights the change.
As you can see, the update history divides updates into categories. While three are displayed on the screenshot, there may be more (e.g. security updates).
The update groups shown on the screenshot are:
The change is a step in the right direction, especially since you can hide updates of certain categories with a click or tap.
While that is good, there is still no option to find particular updates fast as search functionality is still nowhere to be found.
So how does the Control Panel handle the update listing?
It separates updates by application, and sorts them alphabetically in the interface. You may however click on program, version, publisher or installed on to sort the listing accordingly.
Search is included, and you may search for update names or KB identifiers. The latter works only if you add KB to the search. A search for 3055007 returns no hit, but if you search for KB3055007 you get the update returned.
Do the following to open the Control Panel applet:
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