List installed Windows updates from the command line / DOS

List installed Windows updates from the command line / DOS

It is easier than most would think to List installed Windows updates from the command line / DOS. This can come in handy if you have two identical machines and one is having an issue. You could save the output from both systems and use something like notepad++ or ultracompare to compare the contents of the files to determine if there is a specific update that might be causing something to break or fail.

The command to run from DOS is:

systeminfo | find “KB”

List installed Windows updates from the command line / DOS

Using the DOS equivalent for grep you can pipe info into find to parse data similar to grep but in DOS

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