How to View Recent Updates in Windows 11

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This post shows student and new users how to access Windows 11 most recent updates which were installed on their computers. It will also show you how to remove or uninstall recent updates to fix issues.

Microsoft releases Windows updates and patches, which are good for your computers every month. In most cases you won’t know or isn’t clear when each update was installed, if you need to go back and resolve some issues which started after Windows updates.

If you recently updated Windows and find out that your Windows computer isn’t working normally, you can review the recent updates and remove the problem files that are causing your machine not to work.

The new Windows 11, which will probably be generally available later this year, will come with many new features and enhancements that may confuse some students and new users right away. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways of using Windows.

These changes include, a redesigned user desktop, centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors and many more. Looking up recent Windows updates is also buried in the new System settings panel.

Also, for students and new users who want to learn how to use Windows, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get starting access Windows 11 most recent updates, follow the steps below:

View Windows 11 most recent updates in System Settings

You can view Windows’ most recent updates by going to the System settings pane. From there you can view which updates were recently installed.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Windows Update, select Update history on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 windows update update history

On the Update history settings pane, you will see Windows update history grouped in category.

  • Feature Update = technically new versions of Windows OS
  • Quality Updates = also are referred to as ( “cumulative updates” or “cumulative quality updates”) are the mandatory updates released every month through Windows Update.
  • Definition Updates = Microsoft Defender antivirus definitions
  • Other Updates. = update for drivers, devices that are available through Windows Update

You can expand each group and see which updates were recently installed in each category.

windows update history category

When you expand a category, you’ll see all the recent updates which were installed.

windows 11 update history list

To expand each category, click on it. You’ll find a list of recently installed updates on your computer.

windows 11 update history list 1

Uninstall Recent Windows Updates in Windows 11

Now that you know wish updates were recently installed, use the steps below to remove or uninstall Windows updates. You can only uninstall from Windows Control Panel Program and Feature pane.

On the Windows update history pane, under Related settings, click Uninstall updates as highlighted below in the image.

windows 11 uninstall updates

That will take you to the Control Panel pane. From there, select the update you want to remove or uninstall and click the Uninstall button.

uninstall windows 11 updates

That should do it!


This post showed you how to access and uninstall recently installed Windows update packages. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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