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Released on 22nd July 2009, Windows 7 was arguably the most succesfuly Windows release prior to the Windows 10 era. Hardware had now caught up with the increased demands of the new shell that blighted Windows 7 and most 7 machines were - by rote - compatible with Windows 7. Windows 7 finally reached end of life on 14th January 2020 when extended support services were terminated by Microsoft.

In line with our security mandate, HPC:Factor has decided to generate and a patching list for Windows 7 Ultimate now that it has hit end of life. It is not deemed necessary to add an installation guide to this document, and there are no plans to add one in the future.

 

Windows 7 Ultimate Patches & Updates Guide

The following list of updates will provide you with the highest level of security available to Windows 7. The Approximate size of these updates is 2.46GB for x64 and 1.7GB for x86 systems. While the guide is aimed at Windows 7 Ultimate, most if not all of the updates are directly applicable to the other edition of Windows 7.

Most patches are applicable for both x64 and x86 systems, although a few are not.

 

Prerequisites

This guide assumes a certain level of system components have already been updated. Failure to install these prerequisite items before continuing with the patch process will impact significantly upon the effectiveness of this guide. This lists includes updates to Windows Update and the Trusted Installer, which helps to speed-up later applications of update files. The order show is the recommended order of installation. Reboots have been indicated throughout this guid with aim to minimise the total number of restarts that are required. These are the prerequisites for the installation:

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  • 976932 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) [reboot]
  • Roots Update
  • 949104 Windows Update Agent
  • 4474419 2019-09 SHA-2 Update
  • 4490628 2019-03 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • 4536952 2020-01 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • DirectX 9.0c (June 2010)
  • .net Framework 4.8
  • 3191566 PowerShell 5.1
  • 2533623 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2639308 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2670838 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2729094-v2 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2731771 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2786081 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2834140-v2 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2882822 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite
  • 2888049 Internet Explorer 11 Prerequisite [reboot]
  • Internet Explorer 11

 

Critical Updates:

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Updates Set 1

You can install the updates listed below all at once and then reboot your computer before proceeding to Update Set 2.

971033

Windows Activation Technologies update

976932

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64-based Systems

982018

Advanced Format Drive Update

2479943

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2506014

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2506212

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2506928

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2532531

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2545698

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2547666

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2552343

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2560656

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2564958

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2574819

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2579686

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2585542

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2592687

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2603229

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2620704

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2621440

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2631813

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2640148

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2646535

Robocopy Update

2653956

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2654428

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2660075

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2667402

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2685811

Update for Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2685813

Update for User-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2685939

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2690533

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2698365

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2705219

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2719857

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2726535

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2727528

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2732059

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2750841

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2758857

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2761217

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2770660

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2773072

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2791765

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2799926

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2800095

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2807986

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2808679

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2813430

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2830477

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2843630

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2847927

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2852386

Delete outdated Windows Updates via Disk Cleanup

2853952

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2862330

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2862335

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2864202

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2868038

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2871997

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2884256

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2891804

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2893294

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2893519

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2900986

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2902907

Microsoft Security Essentials -

2908783

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2912390

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2918077

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2919469

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2973201

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2977292

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2978742

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2984972

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2985461

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2991963

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

2992611

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3004375

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3006121

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3006137

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3010788

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3011780

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3013531

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3019978

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3020370

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3021674

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3021917

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3030377

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3031432

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3035126

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3037623

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3045685

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3046017

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3046269

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3054476

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3055642

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3059317

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3060716

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3063109

Hyper-V Integration Components Update

3067903

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3068708

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3071756

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3075220

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3078667

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3080149

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3081954

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3086255

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3092601

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3101722

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3102429

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3107998

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3108371

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3108664

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3109103

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3109560

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3110329

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3115858

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3126587

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3133977

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3137061

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3138378

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3138612

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3138910

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3139398

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3139914

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3140245

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3140479

Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0

3147071

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3150220

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3156016

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3159398

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3161949

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3179573

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

3184143

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

4054518

2017-12 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

4516065

2019-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

   
.net Framework

2604115

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2656356

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2729452

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2736422

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2742599

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2789645

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2836942

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2836943

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2840631

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2861698

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2894844

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2911501

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2931356

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2937610

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2943357

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2968294

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2972100

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2972211

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2973112

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

2978120

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

3023215

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

3037574

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

3072305

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

3074543

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

3097989

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1

3122648

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.14

3127220

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.14

4041083

2017-09 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1-4.7

4049016

2017-11 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1-4.7

4535102

2020-01 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1-4.8

 

Update Set 2

You can install the updates listed below all at once and then reboot your computer.

2491683

Security Update for Windows 7

2603229

Update for Windows 7

2685813

Update for User-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11

2923545

Update for Windows 7

2970228

Update for Windows 7

3020388

Security Update for Windows 7

3042058

Security Update for Windows 7

3075226

Security Update for Windows 7

3093513

Security Update for Windows 7

3155178

Security Update for Windows 7

3161102

Update for Windows 7

3170735

Update for Windows 7

3172605

Update for Windows 7

3185319

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11

4534310

2020-01 Security Monthly Quality Rollup

 

Optional Updates

The following updates are optional, dependign upon your circumstances.

 

Microsoft Edge

 

Windows Security Essentials

969168

Microsoft Agent for Windows 7

2891638

WorkFolders Client for Windows 7

3081954

Update for WorkFolders

4481252

Microsoft Silverlight

3020388

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

915597

Security Intelligence Update for Windows Defender Antivirus