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steven4554

Post-SP1 updates for Windows 7 (Updated 14/11/2017)

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On ‎23‎/‎05‎/‎2017 at 10:30 AM, leo991104 said:

I would like to ask if which categories of updates are essential and which are purely optional since I want to minimize my download and integration time. Thanks.

I'll list them here

Security Updates - These are recommended to be installed ASAP! And are essential.

Non-Security Updates - These updates are optional, though to install/integrate KB3125574-v4 you will need to download some updates in this category.

Convenience Update Rollup - Very much recommended to install KB3125574-v4, as it contains nearly all updates Feb 2011 to Apr 2016! Some say this is Service Pack 2 for Windows 7.

.NET Framework 3.5.1 - These are recommended to be installed ASAP! And are essential.

Pre-Release - Only download if you're a keen tester of software.

Security - Optional

Language - Only if your first language is not English.

Display Driver - Optional, but I would recommend to download and install, but only if you have a Nvidia Graphics Card.

Hope this helps clarify what the categories mean. :)

Edited by steven4554

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Thanks steven454 for posting this and keeping it up to date. I've been finding my wife's laptop running slow and thought I ought to check its Win7 update history. Horrified to see it's now been updating automatically. (See attached screenshots) I couldn't find on the Windows 7 help what that all means but would you kindly tell me if there's no more MS support being produced? If there is/was a cutoff date? I'll look back in a few days meanwhile be well. TeachEnkrat.

17-7-28 list of installed updates ends at 10-8-2016.png

17-7-28 failing to update Win 7 OS.png

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Windows 7 SP1 is supported until January 14, 2020. Currently it is on extended support. We don't know what happens on January 15, 2020. Will MS extend support atleast one more time like they did with XP multiple times or not. I'm thinking they won't.

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Thank you so much for your effort. You made my day.

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