New update packages for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server


We’ve spent a lot of time over the past year talking about Windows 10 (including new roadmap details), but we also know that organizations are still working with Windows 7, regularly updating their Windows 7 SP1 images to include the latest updates, app versions and more. Because of this, we’re happy to announce that we’re making available a new convenience rollup for Windows 7 SP1 that will help. This new rollup contains all of the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that are suitable for general distribution, through April 2016.  Install this one update and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.

We’re also announcing that non-security updates for the following Windows versions will be available as a monthly rollup:

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

This means that each month we will release a single update containing all of the non-security fixes for that month. For all the details regarding these new rollup packages please see the following:

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

 

J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group


Comments (8)
  1. Jan Hroch says:

    Great job. Do you plan something similar for Office 2013 SP1 ProPlus? It would be a big help. Thank you. Jan.

  2. Glen Grady says:

    Yay! Great news. Thanks for the heads-up.

  3. EDG_MCG says:

    Be advised: I deployed this update to 10k machines. 80% installed the update with no issues. approximately 350 failed during the install process and 60/350 got stuck in a loop of failure, reverting & prompting the machine for a restart in order to attempt to reinstall the ‘required’ deployment i setup for this package.

    This update MAY cause an issue on some enterprise machines not being able to install and will display the same scenario as displayed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxI0D0IefiM This was only a small percentage of my machines but it did cause outages. Tread cautiously.

    1. Matt Wreede says:

      Why were you deploying this to 10k machines? This is intended as a rollup for image creation and/or “new builds”, not deployments like you reference.

      1. EDG_MCG says:

        “This convenience rollup package, available to download from http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=3125574, contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016. Install this one update, and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.” While this is an optional update, it doesn’t state that it only pertains to new builds or image creation ONLY as you stated. It should be a good option for machines that have been non-compliant for some time.

        1. Matt Wreede says:

          Technically true, but look how it was released:

          1) Not to WSUS
          2) Via the Catalog only
          3) This page https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/05/17/simplifying-updates-for-windows-7-and-8-1/ including verbiage such as:
          a) regularly updating their Windows 7 SP1 images to include the latest updates, app versions, and more
          b) New Windows 7 SP1 convenience rollup makes image creation much faster

          I’m not saying it ‘can’t’ be used, but it reads as if it really leans towards being used for image creation and new build creation (ie, doing new image creation in SCCM/MDT and for small PC shops doing rebuilds for clients), the two ‘loudest’ pain points.

          You’re right; it didn’t state it was only for image creation. But that was really where they expected it to be utilized.

  4. Manica says:

    That is not available for Windows 7 Enterprise?

  5. Juliano Eduardo says:

    Where i can to find rollup package for Windows 8.1..??

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