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  ERPMan's Windows 7 X64 & Server 2008 R2 X64 System Updates Page
  (Updated Friday March 30, 2018)

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  Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 will change the version number from 6.1.7600 to 6.1.7601.

  NOTE: Security updates listed here will be grouped by each year they were released.  Also, Microsoft
               has switched to a new monthly cumulative update format for Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2,
               effective October 2016.  Each new monthly cumulative update rollup will supersede/replace the
               previously mentioned update rollup from the previous month and will eventually include all the
               security updates before late 2016.  Starting November 2016, new security updates will be
               released only at the Windows Update & Microsoft Update Catalog sites.  Starting April 2017,
               Microsoft has stopped publishing new Security Bulletins and only the MS Security Update Guide
               site features new security updates released in April 2017 & later.

   NOTE: It is not necessary to download & install all of the updates listed on my page.  You are not required
              to install them unless your system has suffered serious problems.  Make sure you download the
              patches for the correct operating system.  You can uninstall most system updates from your system
              if they cause more problems than they fix.

  I've made this page simply for informational purposes and to make downloading updates faster & easier.  All the updates for
  Windows 7 listed here can only be installed under the x64 (not ia64) version of Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2.
  Before installing any Win7 or Server 2008 R2 updates, be sure to activate and validate your copy of Windows 7/Server 2008 R2.

  Key = Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are both Windows NT 6.1.7600.16385
            Installing Service Pack 1 will change the version number to 6.1.7601.17514.

            SP - Service Pack, NT - New Technology or Network, IIS = Internet Information Server, Cli. = Client
            RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol, AKB - ActiveX Killbits, MSI - Microsoft Installer / Windows Installer
            WMC - Windows Media Center

  [a little star * indicates a new system update; the <> symbol means to install a patch with caution because it may have a
   possible side effect; I am not responsible if the updates you download here do more harm than good]

Notice: Microsoft ended support for the original/RTM release Windows 7 on Tuesday April 9, 2013.  Windows 7 users must
upgrade to SP1 to receive full support and to install any updates listed below.  Also, Windows 7 has entered the "extended
support phase" starting January 13, 2015 and all support for Windows 7 is scheduled to end on January 14, 2020 as noted here.

Recent changes made to this page: (up to a month of changes)
3/30/2018 - Replaced link to the KB4051956 TZ/DST update with link to the KB4074837 TZ/DST update.
3/02/2018 - Replaced links to the Jan. 2018 updates with links to the Feb. 2018 security updates.  Also updated link to the
                 revised KB2952664 update, which is now revision V24.

Windows 7 Monthly Security Update Rollups [recent ones]

  • <> ~ Windows 7 SP1 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 Security Monhtly Quality Rollup - KB4074598 [Feb. 2018] (Download here) (4074598)
  • <> ~ Windows 7 SP1 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 Security Only Quality Update - KB4074587 [Feb. 2018] (Download here) (4074587)
  • <> ~ Windows 7 SP1 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 Security Monhtly Quality Rollup - KB4054518 [Dec. 2017] (Download here) (4054518)
  • <> ~ Windows 7 SP1 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 Security Only Quality Update - KB4054521 [Dec. 2017] (Download here) (4054521)
  • Windows 7 SP1 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 Security Monthly Quality Rollup - KB4012215 [March 2017] (Download here) (4012215)
  • Windows 7 SP1 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 Security Only Quality Update - KB4012212 [March 2017] (Download here) (4012212)

Notes: I will list the two most recent monthly & security-only update rollups, just in case the most recent ones cause more problems
          than fixing them.  I will continue to list the March 2017 updates for users who have Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen CPUs
          installed in their computers.  I will also continue to list the Dec. 2017 updates for Win7 SP1.
          Note that the security-only updates are not cumulative but the security monthly updates are cumulative.  For a

          complete list of Security Only & Security Monthly Updates, see this Windows 7 SP1 & Server 2008 R2 SP1 Update History page.
~ - The KB4022719, KB4022722 & later security updates contain an updated Windows Update Agent that no longer allows checking for
updates thru Windows Update when these updates are installed on machines with either Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen processors
but have resolved the problems for those using AMD Carrizo DDR4 CPUs found in previous months security updates.  The Jan. 2018
and later security updates require updated antivirus software to set a needed registry key mentioned in MS support KB article 4072699.
<> - See the corresponding MS support KB articles on the issues/problems with the recent security updates.

<> - The March 2018 updates for Windows 7, KB4088875 & KB4088878, are not listed here as they are causing more problems than
       fixing them as noted on MS support KB articles 4088875 and 4088878; do NOT install either one of these updates at this time.

Windows 7 Security Updates - Year 2016

(MS16-082)  [Win7 SP1]  (3161958) *
(MS16-072)  [Win7 SP1]  (3159398) (MS16-077)  [Win7 SP1]  (3161949)
(MS16-056)  [Win7 SP1]  (3155178) (MS16-059)  [Win7 SP1 + WMC]  (3150220)
(MS16-033)  [Win7 SP1]  (3139398) (MS16-055) [Win7 SP1 > fix2 & fix3] (3156754)
(MS16-027) [Win7 SP1 > fix1] (3143146) (MS16-032)  [Win7 SP1]  (3139914)
(MS16-014) [Win7 SP1 > fix1 & fix2] (3134228) (MS16-017) [Win7 SP1 + RDP 8.1] (3126446)
(MS16-007) [Win7 SP1 > fix2, fix3, fix4 & fix5] (3124901) (MS16-013)  [Win7 SP1]  (3115858)

Windows 7 Security Updates - Year 2015
(MS15-132) [Win7 SP1 > fix1 & fix2] (3116162) (MS15-133)  [Win7 SP1]  (3109103)
(MS15-117)  [Win7 SP1]  (3101722) (MS15-119)  [Win7 SP1]  (3092601)
(MS15-102)  [Win7 SP1]  (3084135) (MS15-109) [Win7 SP1 > fix2] (3096443)
(MS15-090)  [Win7 SP1]  (3060716) (MS15-097) [Win7 SP1 > fix2] (3086255)
(MS15-085[Win7 SP1]  (3071756) (MS15-088) [Win7 SP1 > fix1] (3082458)
(MS15-080)  [Win7 SP1]  (3078601) (MS15-082) [Win7 SP1 > fix1 & fix2 + RDP8.1] (3080348)
(MS15-060)  [Win7 SP1]  (3059317) (MS15-069)  [Win7 SP1 > fix1]  (3072631)
(MS15-050)  [Win7 SP1]  (3055642) (MS15-055)  [Win7 SP1]  (3061518)
(MS15-037)  [Win7 SP1]  (3046269) (MS15-038)  [Win7 SP1 > fix1]  (3049576)
(MS15-028)  [Win7 SP1]  (3030377) (MS15-029)  [Win7 SP1]  (3035126)
(MS15-015)  [Win7 SP1]  (3031432) (MS15-024)  [Win7 SP1]  (3035132)
(MS15-011)  [Win7 SP1]  (3000483) (MS15-014)  [Win7 SP1]  (3004361)
(MS15-004)  [Win7 SP1 + RDP 8.1]  (3020388) (MS15-005)  [Win7 SP1]  (3022777)
(MS15-002)  [Win7 SP1]  (3020393) (MS15-003)  [Win7 SP1]  (3021674)

Windows 7 Security Updates - Year 2014
(MS14-078)  [Win7 SP1]  (2991963) *
(MS14-068)  [Win7 SP1]  (3011780) (MS14-074)  [Win7 SP1]  (3003743)
(MS14-064) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 & patch 2] (3011443) (MS14-066)  [Win7 SP1]  (2992611)
(MS14-039)  [Win7 SP1]  (2973201) (MS14-043)  [Win7 SP1]  (2978742) ~
(MS14-007)  [Win7 SP1]  (2912390) (MS14-025)  [Win7 SP1]  (2928120)

Windows 7 Security Updates - Year 2013
(MS13-090)  AKB  [Win7 SP1]  (2900986) (MS13-098)  [Win7 SP1]  (2893294)
(MS13-081) [Win7 SP1 > fix3, fix4, fix5] (2870008) ~ (MS13-081) [Win7 SP1 > fix6 & fix9] (2870008)
(MS13-027)  [Win7 SP1]  (2807986) (MS13-079)  [Win7 SP1 & AD LDS]  (2853587)

Windows 7 Security Updates - Year 2012
(MS12-082)  [Win7 SP1]  (2770660) *
(MS12-072)  [Win7 SP1]  (2727528) (MS12-073) [Win7 > FTP Service 7.5 & IIS 7.5] (2733829)
(MS12-036)  [Win7 SP1]  (2685939) (MS12-054) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 (V2)] (2733594)
(MS12-024)  [Win7 SP1]  (2653956) (MS12-033)  [Win7 SP1]  (2690533)
(MS12-013)  [Win7 SP1]  (2654428) (MS12-020) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 & patch 2 - V2] (2671387)
(MS12-004)  [Win7 SP1]  (2631813) (MS12-006)  [Win7 SP1]  (2585542)

Notes: Download & install these updates in ascending order [from bottom to top].  Be sure to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1
before installing any of the security updates mentioned above.
<> Caution: Problems have been noted after installing certain Win7 security updates that are marked with an <> symbol.
Read the corresponding MS support articles of the affected security patches.
~ - Fix3 of MS13-081 (aka. KB2862330) was revised January 2014 to resolve problems with the original patch, so download and
install V2 of this update.  The MS14-043 security update only applies to all the editions of Win7 SP1 except for the Starter
and Home Basic Editions.

Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2 Service Packs: (for the x64 edition only, not for ia64 edition)

Note: Only install the Windows 7 Service Pack if a newer hotfix or a security update requires it.  Installing Service Pack 1 will
change the version number from 6.1.7600.16385 to 6.1.7601.17514.  SP1 is the only Service Pack released for Windows 7.
<> Caution: See MS KB article 976932 for any issues/problems when installing Win7 SP1.

Other Updates & Add-ons for Windows 7:

Notes: Since Windows 7 no longer includes the old Windows Help Viewer to view help files with the .HLP file extension, download
and install the WinHlp32.exe Help Program to restore the ability to view .HLP help files in Win7.  The KB2670838, KB2729094,
KB2731771, KB2786081, KB2834140, KB2882822 & KB2888049 updates are needed before installing IE10/IE11 on Win7 SP1.
<> - The KB2670838 Platform Update for Win7 SP1 may cause blue screen errors on computers with certain AMD/Intel hybrid
graphics hardware.  Download and install updated AMD/Intel hybrid video drivers that are compatible with the KB2670838 update
and install the KB2834140 update.  The KB3177467 update replaces the KB3020369 update.  The KB3172605 July 2016 Update Rollup
as well as the KB3161608 June 2016 Update Rollup causes Intel Bluetooth devices not to function correctly.  New Intel Bluetooth
drivers & applications that are compatible with either the KB3161608 or the KB3172605 update have been released here.

~ - The Windows Management Framework 5.0 download requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher installed first.

Other sites to find system updates and/or info for Windows 7:

Notes: Any downloads for Windows Seven (7) are found from its Windows Update feature.  By default, Win7 may be setup to download and install system updates automatically while connected to the Internet.  To turn the feature off [if you're annoyed by it] open the Control Panel, select the Windows Update control panel applet, click on the Change Settings link and select the option that says "Never Check for Updates (not recommended)", then click Ok to save your settings.  Disabling the Automatic Updates feature by using that method will cause the Action Center feature to display some annoying pop-up messages that Automatic Updates was turned off, so open up Action Center, click on "Change the way Security Center alerts me" link to bring up the Alert Settings dialog box, uncheck the checbox next to Automatic Updates.  Then click OK to save changes and close the Security Center window and Security Center will no longer display popup messages that Automatic Updates was disabled.

Information on how to obtain and install system updates under Windows 7:

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