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After installing Windows update, Control PanelWindows Update shows the update history review:

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How can we do a "search" through this list?

For example, I would like to filter by "security" updates in the list, and it should show me (among others):

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Is there a built-in way to achieve this? Or are there other solutions?

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Maybe you can search from registry via reg and findstr command line tool.

reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" /s | findstr /i "DisplayName.*Security.*Update"

Example

C:\>reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" /s | findstr /i "DisplayName.*Security.*Update"
    DisplayName REG_SZ  Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
    DisplayName REG_SZ  Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2416472)

C:\>reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" /s | findstr "安全更新"
    DisplayName REG_SZ  Windows Internet Explorer 8 安全更新 (KB2183461)
    DisplayName REG_SZ  Windows XP 安全更新 (KB2412687)
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I don't think you will get what you want where you were looking.

I think the best you will do is to go to Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features>View Installed Updates and sort on the date. It has quite a bit more information.

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