Windows 10: Offline Security Update for Windows 7

  1.    16 Jun 2017 #1

    Offline Security Update for Windows 7

    Good morning Folks!
    I have a single use Windows 7 laptop that almost never goes online (since the OS is no longer supported). Occasionally I want to go online to acquire some information or software.
    Since MS has recently provided a patch for WannaCry ransomware, I'd like to know I'm protected.
    Can I safely go online and install the patch or can I download it on my Windows 10 machine and run it offline on my Win7 laptop?

    Thanks very much! :)
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,740
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       16 Jun 2017 #2

    Hi jdUnionngarden.

    There is a Sevenforums you may wish to visit.

    That said Windows 7 is still supported and will be until 2020. Are you running a version before SP1.

    Please see this official MS statement.

    You most definitely can go online and perform window updates. You will not be infected with this narrow scope.

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  3.    16 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks very much Ken,
    I moved here from Sevenforums and considered going there for this issue, but was thinking all the top knowledge folks have migrated here also.
    I'm thinking you have proved me correct! :)

    I appreciate you giving me the confidence to just run the update normally.

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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,740
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       17 Jun 2017 #4

    Actually a lot of the members are in all three forums, 7,8 &10.

    Really dedicated group of people wanting to help.

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  5.    17 Jun 2017 #5

    Re: Wanting to help ...
    Thanks again, Ken

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