How to view recently installed driver updates in Windows 10

Windows 10 is a service, which means it is periodically upgraded with software updates. While Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs device drivers and device driver updates in Windows 10 PCs, how would you know what was exactly installed? Well, there is a way to find that out, read on to know how.

Driver updates in Windows 10

Driver Updates in Windows 10

Microsoft releases vital updates once a month, specifically every second Tuesday of a month, known as “Patch Tuesday”. But again, important upgrades can be released at any time. While Windows 10 automatic upgrades are convenient and keep the system drivers up-to-date, they can also create problems for the system, yes, these forced updates come with a set of drawbacks.

On one hand, the user will not have to manually update their drivers all the time. And on the other hand, a poorly-timed or buggy driver update can cause the system to malfunction or even crash. In such situations, the user might want to check the recently installed drivers or driver updates in Windows 10 and uninstall or restore the previous version of the driver to fix the issue.

This brings us back to the question – How to view recently installed drivers updates in Windows 10? Let’s understand the procedure.

Steps To View Recently Installed Driver Updates In Windows 10

There are two options to view the list of recently installed drivers updates on Windows 10, one is through ‘Settings’ and the other option of through the ‘Control Panel.

View Installed Update History in Settings

Step 1: Open Settings

Click on ‘Start Menu’ and hit the ‘Settings’ icon.

Driver updates in Windows 10

Step 2: Tap on ‘Update & Security

Driver updates in Windows 10

Step 3: Click on ‘View installed update history’

Under ‘Update Status’ click onView installed update history’

Driver updates in Windows 10

Step 4: View Installed Update History

You can now view the entire history of Windows Update listed in categories.

Driver updates in Windows 10

Step 5: To View Details

To know more about the update like fixes and improvements, the user has to simply click on driver name link.

Driver updates in Windows 10

NOTE:

  • If the user turns off the automatic device driver updates in Windows 10, no entries will be displayed in the update history.
  • Windows 10 system displays installed driver update history for 90 Days, i.e. 3 months.

View Installed Update History in Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel

Click on ‘Start Menu’ and type ‘Control Panel’.

Driver updates in Windows 10

Step 2: Open Programs & Features

Click on ‘Programs’ and then hit on ‘Programs and Features’.

Driver updates in Windows 10

Step 3: Go To – View Installed Updates

Click on the ‘View installed updates’ link on the left side in Programs and Features.

Driver updates in Windows 10

Step 4: View Installed Updates

Driver updates in Windows 10

Conclusion

Now that you know if you start facing issues with a device, Windows 10’s automatic driver updates could be at fault. So, simply follow this guide to resolve it.

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