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steven4554

Post-SP1 updates for Windows 7 (Updated 10/04/2018)

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On ‎23‎/‎05‎/‎2017 at 10:30 AM, leo991104 said:

I would like to ask if which categories of updates are essential and which are purely optional since I want to minimize my download and integration time. Thanks.

I'll list them here

Security Updates - These are recommended to be installed ASAP! And are essential.

Non-Security Updates - These updates are optional, though to install/integrate KB3125574-v4 you will need to download some updates in this category.

Convenience Update Rollup - Very much recommended to install KB3125574-v4, as it contains nearly all updates Feb 2011 to Apr 2016! Some say this is Service Pack 2 for Windows 7.

.NET Framework 3.5.1 - These are recommended to be installed ASAP! And are essential.

Pre-Release - Only download if you're a keen tester of software.

Security - Optional

Language - Only if your first language is not English.

Display Driver - Optional, but I would recommend to download and install, but only if you have a Nvidia Graphics Card.

Hope this helps clarify what the categories mean. :)

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Thanks steven454 for posting this and keeping it up to date. I've been finding my wife's laptop running slow and thought I ought to check its Win7 update history. Horrified to see it's now been updating automatically. (See attached screenshots) I couldn't find on the Windows 7 help what that all means but would you kindly tell me if there's no more MS support being produced? If there is/was a cutoff date? I'll look back in a few days meanwhile be well. TeachEnkrat.

17-7-28 list of installed updates ends at 10-8-2016.png

17-7-28 failing to update Win 7 OS.png

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Windows 7 SP1 is supported until January 14, 2020. Currently it is on extended support. We don't know what happens on January 15, 2020. Will MS extend support atleast one more time like they did with XP multiple times or not. I'm thinking they won't.

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Hello,

I used this tutorial https://www.raymond.cc/blog/create-an-integrated-up-to-date-windows-7-install-disc/

which recommends using nLite and WUD to slipstream into an installation image.  I'm new at this and I just wanted to ask you guys if you also use these programs, or would you recommend something else.

I also have a question about the ULs.  Does it make sense that the newest UL from March has fewer updates than an older one from February? 

Does the newest ULZ always contains ALL updates since SP1 release?

Thanks!

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Better to use NTlite for Windows 7, as nlite was made for Windows 2000 and XP.

Well that's up to you, but I now always update my UL's every month after patch Tuesday. Me I used to use komm KUC tool to download updates and update/integrate, as it contained updates not found on Windows Update.

Yes, cause MS released a SP2 like convenience Rollup 2 years ago (KB3125574), that included updates from when SP1 was released up to April 2016, then the cumulative updates took care of the rest. The only things not included were Feature Packs and newer versions of Internet Explorer. KB3125574 is available in my UL's for both x64 and x86.

Yes, but you can only download them in Optional Updates, plus KB3125574 has some update requirements that need to be met before you install KB3125574! They are also in the UL's.

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Thanks for the response.  I tried using KUC to install the latest updates, but it seemed to complicated for me.  Many of the check boxes seemed for advanced users, and I didn't know what they meant...

I didn't know KUC can also integrate the updates into an image. 

 

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Quick question, I would like to know if the UL at the beginning of this post has all of the updates needed to update a Windows 7 SP1 to the lastest version ? It seems to me as there are very few files in there for download. I only see 19 files besides Language packs. 

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As explained a few posts above, MS released a SP2 like convenience Rollup 2 years ago (KB3125574), that included updates from when SP1 was released up to April 2016, then the cumulative updates took care of the rest. The only things not included were Feature Packs and newer versions of Internet Explorer. KB3125574 is available in my UL's for both x64 and x86.

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