Windows Features You Should Know:
View Windows Update History
Posted 6/23/2008 on 6/23/2008 and updated 1/10/2011
Take Away:

You should occasionally review your Windows update history and make sure all updates are succeeding.


In order to keep your computer running in tip-top shape, you should occasionally review your update history to make sure all of your updates are succeeding.

Windows Update: View update history.

As you can see by the following screenshot, I had an update that was failing and preventing me from successfully installing Vista SP1.

Windows Update failed updated

Here are the details when I double clicked on the failed installation.

Windows Update failed details example

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