Windows 7 gets a cumulative update – finally

  • Update rolls up all patches released so far
  • Effectively Service Pack 2 in all but name
Windows 7 gets a cumulative update – finally
 

MICROSOFT released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 in 2011. And since then, users had to download and install individual patches. And there was no second service pack in sight – until now.
 
Microsoft has now announced a "convenience rollup" for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (and Windows Server 2008 R2), which in a single package contains all the updates until April 2016.
 
In other words, it is Windows 7 Service Pack 2 in all but name. It still requires Service Pack 1 to be installed. Microsoft will also include this rollup into Windows 7 Service Pack 1 system images and install media.
 
For updates released after April 2016, Microsoft will also produce monthly rollups of non-security updates, for Windows 7 Service Pack 1.
 
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