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Review your Windows Update download history!


Review your Windows Update download history!


This question was answered on January 5, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The Windows Update feature is a great way to keep up to date with all of the new patches and bug fixes as well as new features offered by Microsoft (Click here for our previous information on how to use the Windows update feature.)

Windows Update creates a log file on your hard drive to keep track of everything you have downloaded and installed and when it happened Depending upon the versions of Windows and Internet Explorer the log file is called Wulog.txt or Wvhistv3.log You can

find these files in the C:\Windows or C:\Program Files\Windows Update folder, again depending upon your mix of programs You can open either of these files in Notepad and review your download history

If the Wulog.txt file is used, it is a Hidden file, so to be able to find it, you need to enable the "Show All Files" option in the View/Folder Options menu of Windows Explorer or My Computer

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on January 5, 2001