Windows 10: KB3125574 or the SP 2 for Windows 7 where is the KB article? Solved

  1.    04 Jun 2018 #1

    KB3125574 or the SP 2 for Windows 7 where is the KB article?


    Hello,

    Windows 7 SP1 clean install

    I want to install KB3125574, the 'Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1'

    Where is the KB article to follow the prerequisites?

    Can I have more instructions about installing the KB3125574 on Windows 7 SP1 x64?

    A VIP member said I may need to install a service stack first. I dont know what he was trying to say
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    What is a service stack? (My English is good, but it is not my native language)

    PS: Sorry to post a Windows 7 question in Windows 10 Help Forums

    Thanks
    Came
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  2. slicendice's Avatar
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       04 Jun 2018 #2

    There exist no such thing as Windows 7 SP2. It's just a collection of all updates since SP1 that users has packaged into one file.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       04 Jun 2018 #3

    slicendice said: View Post
    ... It's just a collection of all updates since SP1 that users has packaged into one file.
    Wrong - it was packaged by Microsoft as a rollup of all the significant patches since SP1 and up to April 2016 when Windows 7 adopted the Monthly Rollup format (that's like a Windows 10 cumulative update). It is an 'SP2' in all but name.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3125574

    Microsoft said:
    This rollup package includes most updates that were released after the release of SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, through April 2016...
    ....Prerequisites


    You can only get it from the Update Catalog.

    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft....px?q=KB3125574



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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       04 Jun 2018 #4

    camelia said: View Post
    What is a service stack? (My English is good, but it is not my native language)
    @camelia, it is the component parts of Windows Update. You need to update Windows Update first before you can install the Convenience Update. You can download the service stack from links in its KB article.

    https://support.microsoft.com/help/3020369
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  5.    04 Jun 2018 #5

    Thanks
    My Windows 7 comes with SP1, I downloaded KB3125574, downloading at this moment April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB3020369)

    After finish downloading at which point do I have to to back up the registry key and subkeys, and run The script?
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...server-2008-r2

    Thanks
    Came
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  6. slicendice's Avatar
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       04 Jun 2018 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    Wrong - it was packaged by Microsoft as a rollup of all the significant patches since SP1 and up to April 2016 when Windows 7 adopted the Monthly Rollup format (that's like a Windows 10 cumulative update). It is an 'SP2' in all but name.
    As I said...there exist no such thing as a Win7 SP2. An SP is a bit more complicated than just a collection of patches put into one file.

    Anyways, that rollup package is the official one and should be used instead of the ones circling around the internet as SP2.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       04 Jun 2018 #7

    I've not found it necessary to run that script, or any of the other fixes for known issues. I Factory Reset a laptop back to it's OEM Windows 7 that pre-dated SP1. Then installed SP1, the servicing stack, and then the Convenience Rollup. After that I checked for updates and got the latest Monthly Rollup.

    If you do need to run it, then the instructions in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...server-2008-r2 say back up the registry key first, then run the script...
    • Immediately before installing the Convenience Rollup.
    • Immediately after installing the Convenience Rollup but before restarting the following update installation.
    • After installing Convenience Rollup 3125574 and after restarting even though the computer is in a problem state. In this situation, another restart will be required after the script is run.
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  8.    04 Jun 2018 #8

    slicendice said: View Post
    As I said...there exist no such thing as a Win7 SP2. An SP is a bit more complicated than just a collection of patches put into one file.

    Anyways, that rollup package is the official one and should be used instead of the ones circling around the internet as SP2.
    I know there is not SP2 for Windows 7
    Windows 7 now has a Service Pack 2 (but donít call it that)

    I've not found it necessary to run that script, or any of the other fixes for known issues. I Factory Reset a laptop back to it's OEM Windows 7 that pre-dated SP1. Then installed SP1, the servicing stack, and then the Convenience Rollup. After that I checked for updates and got the latest Monthly Rollup.

    If you do need to run it, then the instructions in
    Bree said: View Post
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...server-2008-r2 say back up the registry key first, then run the script...
    And after that I can go Windows Update normally Am I right?

    Thanks
    Camelia
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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       04 Jun 2018 #9

    Yes. Once you have installed the Convenience Update successfully (and done a restart), then a check for updates will find the latest Monthly Rollup that includes all subsequent fixes released after the Convenience Rollup.

    Windows 7 and 8.1 have now adopted the same 'cumulative update' method as was introduced in Windows 10, they just call it a Monthly Rollup instead. This blog introduced the new format.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/
    Last edited by Bree; 04 Jun 2018 at 13:52.
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