Want a quick list of hotfixes and service packs that are installed on your Windows PC or Server? By using the Windows Instrumentation command-line interface (WMIC) you can create a quick list. This Tech-Recipe applies to Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
1. Open a command prompt.
2. Execute the following command:
wmic qfe list
A list of all service packs and hotfixes for your operating system will be listed.
If you want to generate a text or HTM file for printing, execute the following:
to generate a textfile:
/output:d:\hotfixes.txt qfe list
to generate a HTM file:
/output:d:\hotfixes.htm qfe list