How to view Windows Update Log on Windows 10 [19H1]

Do you want to see the Windows update log of your System? If yes, then read this article carefully as we have described two different methods to access Windows 10 19H1 update log files. These files are very crucial as they handle the update process on your PC.

Earlier, Microsoft allows easy tracking of log files, however, this is now not easily available. Still, there are few easy methods to generate log files and gather information about previous updates. Here, we use either PowerShell or Event Viewer to view the Windows Update log. Both tools are easy to operate and will continue working even on upcoming Windows 10 updates. Let’s explore these methods in detail-

How to view Windows Update Log on Windows 10 [19H1]

Here you can find the procedure to view Windows Update records on your System.

1. Using Power Shell

To generate Windows update log, use PowerShell app and follow these steps-

Step-1: At first, make a right-click on Start Menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the list.

Step-2: If the UAC prompt appears up, tap Yes to authorize the access.

Step-3: Now on the PowerShell window, copy-paste/ write the following command to generate a log.


Windows update log

Step-4: This process will take a few minutes to complete, so keep patience. The more the data, the more time it will take to generate the record of Windows update. In general, these files range from few KB to MB.

By default, the update log will be saved as .txt file on your Desktop when the above process is finished. You can open this file using either Wordpad or Notepad.

2. Using Event Viewer

You can also view the Windows Update record using Event Viewer. This method represents Events in an organized structure where each data is separately accessible. Here is the complete procedure-

  • Jointly press Win logo and X to launch the Power menu. Here tap on Event Viewer option.
  • Once the page appears up, navigate to the following path-
Applications and Service Logs > Microsoft > Windows > WindowsUpdateClient > Operational
  • The above address represents the location where the operating system contains Windows update related information.
  • Here, you can see a group of events organized nicely according to Date and Time Event ID.

Windows Update log

  • After this, open any entry to see more information about those events like- available Windows Update log or not.
  • At last, close all current Windows so that you return back to the previous window.

You can apply any of the two methods to see the Windows Update log. However, I recommend going for the second option as you will get organized data that are readable as well as accessible.