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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.
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.
= Windows 7 is Windows NT 6.1.7600.16385
SP - Service Pack, NT - New Technology or Network, IIS = Internet Information Server, Cli. = Client
RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol
[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]
Microsoft has ended support for the original/RTM release Windows 7 on Tuesday
April 9, 2013. Win7 users must
update to SP1 to receive full support and to install any updates listed below.
|<> * (MS13-036) [Win7 SP1 > patch 1 & patch 2] (2829996)||*|
|* (MS13-031) [Win7 SP1] (2813170)||* (MS13-032) [Win7 SP1 & AD LDS] (2772930)|
|(MS13-027) [Win7 SP1] (2807986)||* (MS13-029) [Win7 SP1 & RDP 7.1] (2813347)|
|(MS13-018) [Win7 SP1] (2790655)||(MS13-019) [Win7 SP1] (2790113)|
|(MS13-016) [replaced by patch 1 of MS13-036]||(MS13-017) [replaced by MS13-031]|
|(MS13-001) [Win7 SP1] (2769369)||(MS13-006) [Win7 SP1] (2785220)|
Windows 7 Security
Updates - Year 2012
|(MS12-082) [Win7 SP1] (2770660)||*|
|(MS12-078) [Win7 > patch 1 (V2)] (2783534)||(MS12-081) [Win7 SP1] (2758857)|
|(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)|
|(MS12-048) [Win7 SP1] (2691442)||(MS12-049) [Win7 SP1] (2655992)|
|<> (MS12-034) [Win7 > fix 1, fix 2, fix 3 & fix 4] (2681578)||(MS12-036) [Win7 SP1] (2685939)|
|(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)|
|(MS12-005) [Win7 SP1] (2584146)||(MS12-006) [Win7 SP1] (2585542)|
|(MS12-001) [Win7 SP1] (2644615)||(MS12-004) [Win7 SP1] (2631813)|
Windows 7 Security
Updates - Year 2011
|(MS11-097) [Win7 SP1] (2620712)||*|
|(MS11-092) [Win7 SP1] (2619339)||(MS11-095) [Win7 SP1 - AD LDS] (2621146)|
|(MS11-076) [Win7 SP1] (2579686)||(MS11-085) [Win7 SP1] (2620704)|
|(MS11-071) [Win7 SP1] (2570947)||(MS11-075) [Win7 SP1] (2564958)|
|(MS11-048) [Win7 SP1] (2536275)||(MS11-053) [Win7 SP1] (2532531)|
|(MS11-043) [Win7 SP1] V2 (2536276)||(MS11-046) [Win7 SP1] (2503665)|
|(MS11-037) [Win7 SP1] (2544893)||(MS11-038) [Win7 SP1] (2476490)|
|(MS11-024) [Win7 SP1 - Patch 1 & Patch 2] (2527308) <>||(MS11-030) [Win7 SP1] (2509553)|
|(MS11-015) [Win7 SP1] (2479943)||(MS11-019) [Win7 SP1] (2511455)|
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.
|Windows 7 Service Packs: (for all 32bit editions)|
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.
<> Caution: See MS KB article 976932 for any issues/problems when installing Win7 SP1.
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 updates are needed before installing IE10 on Win7 SP1.
<> - The KB2670838 Platform Update for Win7 SP1 may cause blue screen errors on computers with AMD/Intel hybrid
graphics hardware. Download and install updated AMD/Intel hybrid video drivers that are compatible with the KB2670838 update.
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