A Note About the Logs

Windows 10

Flynn Weeks

Flynn Weeks

January 31, 2022

Windows only natively logs software installation, software updates, and software deletion if it is done through Windows own MsiInstaller. This is important to note as there may be gaps in the logs and these logs will not account for every install on a device.

Another important note is the differences between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional. As previously mentioned, Windows 10 Home does not have the group policy editor that is used to toggle certain logs in Windows 10 Professional. The logs (in particular, user login) are logged by default in Home. However, Windows 10 Home does not have user groups and logs such as Group creation, group deletion, etc. will not exist.