The latest update for Windows 10 v1607 clears Update History completely

by Ugnius Kiguolis - -
KB4034658 update wipes out Update History

As usually, Microsoft’s August patch Tuesday rolled out updates for all Windows versions. While some of them introduced some major system’s changes, the others included regular quality improvements without pushing new operating system features. For Windows 10, both versions, i.e. 1607 and 1703 received updates and, like normally, there were some interesting things traced down.

The update KB4034658 has been released for the version 1607, a.k.a Anniversary Update, addressing issues with the apps launching with a border when a device is booted in a Tablet mode or when some apps don’t launch when a device resumes from Connected Standby mode. Additionally, security updates to Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Windows Search Component, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Common Log File System Driver, Windows Server, Windows Hyper-V, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine were included.

According to Microsoft, the KB4034658 update has been adapted with zero issues. However, there is one bug, which triggered confusion among Microsoft Community. It has been noticed that the KB4034658 update for the Windows 10 version 1607 deleted the Update History completely.

Many threads about “No updates have been installed” were found on the official Microsoft’s website. People claim:

My Windows update history was working perfectly until Wednesday 9th August 17 when I downloaded 3 updates. After these updates had been installed, every time I have been to 'Update History' my update log doesn't show up of past updates, just a message which reads “No updates have been installed yet.

Same build here and the same problem. Update history shows no updates installed, but they are available in the uninstall list.

People who are not interested in the Windows Updates that are being installed recently, you are not likely to encounter this little bug. If, however, you are planning to install the KB4034658 update, you have two options – make a screenshot of the Update History or skip the KB4034658 and wait for upcoming update the next patch Tuesday.

IMPORTANT: in the support page, Microsoft recently posted a notification acknowledging the KB4034658 issue, which deletes the Update History logs completely. As an alternative, before the future update is released, people can check the Update History by navigating to the Control Panel -> Programs -> View Installed Updates.

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Ugnius Kiguolis
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Ugnius Kiguolis is the founder and editor-in-chief of UGetFix. He is a professional security specialist and malware analyst who has been working in IT industry for over 20 years.

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