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How to find the Windows Update Log in Windows 10

So actually, there is no Windows update log location. Opening these logs isn’t as simple as it once used to be, and you’ll need to know how to use the PowerShell too.

However, it can be done, so we’ve compiled this step-by-step guide to show you how you can access the Windows Update Log.

How can I find the Windows Update Log in Windows 10?

1. Use PowerShell

  1. Right-click the Start button and select PowerShell (Admin) from the list.
  2. Type in the following command and press Enter to run it: Get-WindowsUpdateLogpowershell

Once the command finishes running, it will create the classic WindowsUpdate.log file in your Desktop folder.

This folder can be then easily opened with notepad, and you can troubleshoot any issues you may have with Windows Update.

If PowerShell has stopped working, check out this handy guide and fix the issue in no time.


2. Use Event Viewer

  1. Press Windows + X.
  2. Select Event Viewer from the list.
  3. Go to the following path: Applications and Service LogsMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateClientOperational
  4. Select the events from the middle column and simply read the log details listed there.event viewer

If you want more options, check out this comprehensive article to find the best event log viewers that you can use on Windows 10.

By following these two methods you will be able to once again read the Windows Update Log as you used to in previous versions of Windows.

Please remember that updating your Windows is important, and if you encounter any issues when trying to update, the Windows Update Log can come in handy.

Do you think that the Windows Update Log was better off being the way it was before Windows 10? Let us know in the comment section below.

Also, leave there any other questions or suggestions that you may have and we’ll be sure to check them out.

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