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Does Windows Update still work on Windows 7?


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14 hours ago, Licht92 said:

I was getting Defender security updates till last month, now there is no more updates, I always see the status  "Computer is updated" in the control panel.

Welcome to MSFN Licht92. Since no other Win7 users have reported that issue, did you install an antivirus last month? That would usually turn off Defender, and you only get automatic definition updates when it is turned on. Still, M$ did block antispyware definition updates for Vista in 2019, so they may have done the same to Win7 now. In that case, you could manually download and install definitions from this M$ page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/defenderupdates

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Current status report (09/2020)

Downloaded fresh 32-bit (x86) Win 7 Pro ISO with SP1 bundled in.

First I try to browse some websites in Google Chrome and got a lot of certificate issues, so I downloaded root certificate update first, here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/support-for-urgent-trusted-root-updates-for-windows-root-certificate-program-in-windows-a4ac4d6c-7c62-3b6e-dfd2-377982bf3ea5

Even after this: Automatic updates say error: 80072EFE

Googled that it requires this manual update: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3138612

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windows update should still work all you need is the sha-2 update and whatever the other needed update is and it should work again (theres also legacy update fix for if the update fix wont work)

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UpdatePack from ukrainian developer https://blog.simplix.info/updatepack7r2/


The kit allows you to update the working system, as well as integrate updates into the distribution. Can be installed on any edition of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, any language and architecture. Includes updates for Internet Explorer 11, all critical, recommended, and security updates. See the list of updates for details.


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