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Windows 7 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.
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 be installed under any edition except for the 64-bit (ia64/x64) versions.
Before installing any Win7 updates, be sure to activate and validate your copy of Windows 7.
Windows 7 is Windows NT 6.1.7600.16385 - installing
Service Pack 1 will change the version 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
[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.
||* (MS15-090) [Win7 SP1] (3060716)|
|* (MS15-085) [Win7 SP1] (3071756)||* (MS15-088)
[Win7 SP1 > fix1
[Win7 SP1 > fix1
+ RDP8.1] (3080348)
|(MS15-076) [replaced by MS15-085 & MS15-090]||(MS15-078)
[replaced by MS15-080]
|(MS15-074) [Win7 SP1] (3072630)||(MS15-075) [Win7 SP1] (3072633)|
|(MS15-072) [Win7 SP1] (3069392)||(MS15-073) [Win7 SP1] (3070102)|
|(MS15-067) [Win7 SP1 + RDP 8.1] (3073094)||(MS15-069) [Win7 SP1 > fix1] (3072631)|
||(MS15-063) [Win7 SP1] (3063858)|
|<> (MS15-044 & MS15-051) [Win7 SP1] (3045171)||(MS15-055) [Win7 SP1] (3061518)|
|(MS15-045) [Win7 SP1] (3046002)||(MS15-050) [Win7 SP1] (3055642)|
|(MS15-037) [Win7 SP1] (3046269)||(MS15-038) [Win7 SP1 > fix 1 & fix 2] (3049576)|
|(MS15-029) [Win7 SP1] (3035126)||(MS15-034) [Win7 SP1] (3042553)|
|(MS15-024) [Win7 SP1] (3035132)||(MS15-028) [Win7 SP1] (3030377)|
|(MS15-020) [Win7 SP1 > fix 1] (3041836)||(MS15-021) [Win7 SP1] (3032323)|
|(MS15-014) [Win7 SP1] (3004361)||(MS15-015) [Win7 SP1] (3031432)|
|(MS15-008) [Win7 SP1] (3019215)||(MS15-011) [Win7 SP1] (3000483)|
|(MS15-004) [Win7 SP1 + RDP 8.1] (3020388)||(MS15-005) [Win7 SP1] (3022777)|
|(MS15-002) [Win7 SP1] (3020393)||(MS15-003) [Win7 SP1] (3021674)|
Security Updates - Year 2014
|(MS14-078) [Win7 SP1] (2991963)||*|
|(MS14-071) [Win7 SP1] (3005607)||(MS14-074) [Win7 SP1] (3003743)|
|(MS14-066) [Win7 SP1] (2992611)||(MS14-068) [Win7 SP1] (3011780)|
|(MS14-047) [Win7 SP1] (2978668)||(MS14-064) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 & patch 2] (3011443)|
|(MS14-043) [Win7 SP1] (2978742) ~||(MS14-045) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 & patch 2] (2984615)|
|(MS14-040) [Win7 SP1] (2961072)||(MS14-041) [Win7 SP1] (2972280)|
|(MS14-036) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 & patch 2] (2967487)||(MS14-039) [Win7 SP1] (2973201)|
|(MS14-030) [Win7 SP1] (2965788)||(MS14-031) [Win7 SP1] (2957189)|
|(MS14-007) [Win7 SP1] (2912390)||(MS14-025) [Win7 SP1] (2928120)|
Security Updates - Year 2013
|(MS13-101) [Win7 SP1 > patch 2] (2880430)||*|
|(MS13-095) [Win7 SP1] (2868626)||(MS13-098) [Win7 SP1] (2893294)|
|(MS13-083) [Win7 SP1] (2864058)||(MS13-090) AKB [Win7 SP1] (2900986)|
|(MS13-081) [Win7 SP1 > fix2, fix3, fix4, fix5] (2870008) ~||(MS13-081) [Win7 SP1 > fix6 & fix9] (2870008)|
|(MS13-077) [Win7 SP1] (2872339)||(MS13-079) [Win7 SP1 & AD LDS] (2853587)|
|(MS13-050) [Win7 SP1] (2839894)||(MS13-063) [Win7 SP1] (2859537)|
[replaced by fix 1 of MS15-082]
||(MS13-032) [Win7 SP1 & AD LDS] (2772930)|
|(MS13-001) [Win7 SP1] (2769369)||(MS13-027) [Win7 SP1] (2807986)|
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)|
|(MS12-054) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 (V2) & patch 2] (2733594)||(MS12-069) [Win7 SP1] (2743555)|
|(MS12-036) [Win7 SP1] (2685939)||(MS12-049) [Win7 SP1] (2655992)|
|(MS12-033) [Win7 SP1] (2690533)||<> (MS12-034) [Win7 SP1 > patch 4] (2681578)|
|(MS12-020) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 & patch 2 - V2] (2671387)||(MS12-024) [Win7 SP1] (2653956)|
|(MS12-006) [Win7 SP1] (2585542)||(MS12-013) [Win7 SP1] (2654428)|
|(MS12-001) [Win7 SP1] (2644615)||(MS12-004) [Win7 SP1] (2631813)|
Security Updates - Year 2011
|(MS11-095) [Win7 SP1 - AD LDS] (2621146)||(MS11-097) [Win7 SP1] (2620712)|
|(MS11-085) [Win7 SP1] (2620704)||(MS11-092) [Win7 SP1] (2619339)|
|(MS11-075) [Win7 SP1] (2564958)||(MS11-076) [Win7 SP1] (2579686)|
|(MS11-053) [Win7 SP1] (2532531)||(MS11-071) [Win7 SP1] (2570947)|
|(MS11-046) [Win7 SP1] (2503665)||(MS11-048) [Win7 SP1] (2536275)|
|(MS11-037) [Win7 SP1] (2544893)||(MS11-043) [Win7 SP1] V2 (2536276)|
|(MS11-024) [Win7 SP1 - Patch 1 & Patch 2] (2527308) <>||(MS11-030) [Win7 SP1] (2509553)|
|(MS11-015) [Win7 SP1] (2479943)||(MS11-019) [Win7 SP1] (2511455)|
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 Service Packs: (for all 32bit editions)|
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.
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 KB3033929 SHA-2 update may cause problems on dual-boot systems with Win7 and
any Linux-based OS installed and the default OS boot loader is a non-Windows kind.
~ - The Windows Management Framework 4.0 download requires .NET Framework 4.5 or higher installed.
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.
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