WinUpdatesList v1.32
Copyright (c) 2004 - 2014 Nir Sofer

See Also

  • NK2Edit - Edit, merge and repair the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Microsoft Outlook.

Description

WinUpdatesList displays the list of all Windows updates (Service Packs and Hotfixes) installed on your local computer. For hotfix updates, this utility also displays the list of files updated with these hotfixes. In addition, it allows you to instantly open the Web link in Microsoft Web site that provides more information about the selected update, uninstall an update, copy the update information to the clipboard, or save it to text/HTML/XML file.

System Requirements

This utility works on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. On Windows 98/ME, some columns are not displayed, because the related information is not stored in the Registry as in Windows 2000/XP.
On Windows 7/Vista/2008 - The windows updates information is displayed in the upper pane, but there is no installed files information in the lower pane. Also on these version of Windows, you cannot view the information on remote computer.

Versions History

  • Version 1.32:
    • Fixed the URLs on Microsoft Web site to the current format: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/xxxxxx
    • Fixed to display the 'Last Modified Time' values according to daylight saving time settings.
  • Version 1.31:
    • Added 'Mark Odd/Even Rows' option, under the View menu. When it's turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line.
    • Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option. When this option is turned on, the column names are added as the first line when you export to csv or tab-delimited file.
  • Version 1.30:
    • Added partial support for Windows 7/Vista/2008. The windows updates information is displayed in the upper pane, but there is no installed files information in the lower pane. Also on these version of Windows, you cannot view the information on remote computer.
    • Added 'Long Description' column, for Windows 7/Vista/2008 only.
  • Version 1.23:
    • Fixed bug: The dates displayed in system locale, instead of user locale.
  • Version 1.22:
    • Added support for saving as comma-delimited file.
    • Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to another application and then returned back to WinUpdatesList.
  • Version 1.21:
    • Fixed bug: Crash when running wul.exe with command-line parameters.
  • Version 1.20:
    • Changed Operating System column to Application.
    • Added filter by application (Windows, .NET, and others)
    • Added 'Last Modified Time' column.
    • Fixed Web link for .NET Updates.
    • Configuration is now saved to cfg file instead of the Registry.
    • Updates with extra sub-key level (in the Registry) are now displayed properly.
  • Version 1.13: A tooltip is now displayed when a string in a column is longer than the column length.
  • Version 1.12: Added support for Windows XP styles.
  • Version 1.11:
    • On Windows 2000/XP: new command-line options that allows you to connect another operating system on local or remote computer.
    • Computer name is now added to XML and HTML files.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Added support for Windows 98/ME
    • 'Open Web Link' now opens each link in a new browser window.
    • Command-Line support.
  • Version 1.00 - First Release.

Using WinUpdatesList

WinUpdatesList is a standalone program, so it doesn't require any installation or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just copy it to any folder you like, and run it. If you want, you can also install WinUpdatesList on your computer with uninstall support, by downloading and running the self-install executable file.

The main window of WinUpdatesList contains 2 panes: The upper pane displays the list of all updates installed on your computer. When you select an hotfix in the upper pane, the lower pane display the list of files installed with the selected hotfix.
If you want to get more information about a specific update, select the desired item in the upper pane, and then from the File menu (or from the popup menu) choose 'Open Web Link'. This option opens your browser with a Web page in Microsoft site that provides information about the selected Windows update.

Notice: Some operations, like saving to file or copying to the clipboard, are performed on the pane that currently has the focus. For example: If you press Ctrl+C while the lower pane is focused, the selected files list will be copied to the clipboard. If the upper pane has the focus, the selected updates in the upper pane will be copied.

Connecting to another operating system (Windows 2000/XP only)

Starting from v1.11, WinUpdatesList provides 2 methods for viewing the Windows Updates of another operating system:
  1. On local computer: If you have more than one instance of Windows 2000/XP operating system on the same computer, you can view the Windows updates list of the other operating system by using /another command-line parameter.
    For example:
    wul.exe /another e:\winnt

    The second parameter specifies the Windows folder of the operating system.
    Be aware that when you use this option, WinUpdatesList loads the Registry of the other operating system as a new hive under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and than unloads it after you exit from WinUpdatesList.

  2. On remote computer: If you have a remote computer with Windows 2000/XP operating system, your can view the Windows updates list of this computer by using /remote command-line parameter.
    For example:
    wul.exe /remote \\192.168.0.10
    You must connect the remote computer with administrative rights in order that this option will work properly. It's also recommended to enable admin shares (C$, D$, and so on) on the remote computer.

Translating to another language

WinUpdatesList allows you to easily translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and other strings to other languages.
In order to do that, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run WinUpdatesList with /savelangfile parameter:
    wul.exe /savelangfile
    A file named wul_lng.ini will be created in the folder of WinUpdatesList utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and string entries to the desired language.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run WinUpdatesList, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run WinUpdatesList without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save windows updates list into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save windows updates list into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save windows updates list into a comma-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Save windows updates list into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save windows updates list into HTML file.
/sverhtml <Filename> Save windows updates list into HTML file. (vertical)
/sxml <Filename> Save windows updates list into XML file.
/another <Windows Folder> connect to another instance of operating system on the same computer (Windows 2000/XP only). You can combine this option with one of the save options in order to save the Windows updates list of another operating system.

Examples:
wul.exe /shtml c:\temp\1.html /another d:\winnt
wul.exe /another f:\winnt

/remote <Computer Name> Connect to remote Windows 2000/XP operating system. You can combine this option with one of the save options in order to save the Windows updates list of a remote computer.

Examples:
wul.exe /shtml c:\temp\1.html /remote \\comp01
wul.exe /another /remote \\192.168.0.101

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com
Download WinUpdatesList in zip file
Download self-install executable of WinUpdatesList
WinUpdatesList is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of WinUpdatesList, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'wul_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed WinUpdatesList utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Arabic  06/02/2008 
Chinese  15/05/2004 
Czech  12/11/2008 
DutchJan Verheijen 26/01/20141.32
Finnish  28/05/2004 
French  31/10/2007 
Galician  31/07/2004 
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de 12/03/20141.32
Greek geogeo.gr 27/01/20141.32
Hebrew  14/05/2004 
Hungarian  23/08/2011 
Italian  20/10/2007 
Japanese  14/05/2004 
Korean  13/04/2011 
Latvian  03/12/2008 
Norwegian  24/07/2004 
Persian Mustapha Ramezanpour 19/08/2006 
Polish  07/05/2004 
Portuguese Brazil  31/05/2006 
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 19/03/20141.32
Russian solokot and Habetdin 16/05/20111.31
Russian  21/06/2007 
Russian  09/05/2011 
Simplified Chinese akjz 16/06/2005 
Slovak  19/10/2004 
Smchinese  28/08/2004 
Spanish  15/08/2004 
Spanish Paco Fdez 15/05/20091.23
Swedish  20/01/2008 
Taiwanese  20/03/2008 
TurkishHARUN ARI 14/05/20111.31
Ukrainian Sergiy Sekela 10/12/2008 
Valencian  30/09/2007