Topic: "Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1" AKA Windows 7 SP2 ;-)  (Read 947 times)

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  • Chef
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We’re happy to announce today that we’re making available a new convenience rollup for Windows 7 SP1 that will help.  This convenience rollup package, available to download from, contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016.  Install this one update, and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.

And since this update can be injected into Windows 7 SP1 media, it’s fully supported to mount a Windows 7 SP1 image (WIM file), then inject this update into it.  See for the details of how to do this.
Also today we are announcing that non-security updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 (as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2) will be available as a monthly rollup (fixes rolled up together into a single update).  Each month, we will release a single update containing all of the non-security fixes for that month.  We are making this change – shifting to rollup updates, to improve the reliability and quality of our updates.

These fixes will be available through Windows Update, WSUS, and SCCM as well as the Microsoft Update catalog.  We hope this monthly rollup update simplifies your process of keeping Windows 7, and 8.1 up-to-date.

Re: "Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1" AKA Windows 7 SP2 ;-)
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 09:45:08 AM »


  • Jr. Chef
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Well, this should make things easier.

Funny though, the dumped "Patch Tuesday" a while back and went with a free-for-all none-stop stream of updates every few days, now they appear to be going back to the one massive update a month.

Thanks for the post Gbeao.


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