Windows Updates issue (Windows 7) - Using the Rollup Files...
Posted on 2016-11-15
I am setting up some Windows 7 computers from scratch (No OS installed). AFter installing Windows 7 w/ SP1 on the first machine (along with a LAN driver so I can get on the Internet), I started Windows Updates to download all updates since SP1. I left the WU program run for two days with no updating activity.
So now I see there is a "Rollup" approach. Stand alone files that will update Windows 7 X64 with all the updates since SP1.
I am starting over with this plan on a clean computer with no OS installed:
1. Install Windows 7 X64 SP1 from an image
2. Install appropriate LAN drivers so I can get on the Internet when needed.
3. Install the Windows Update Stand Alone Rollup files
A. Install April 2015 servicing stack update for Windows 7 (Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu)
B. Install Convenience rollup package to April 2016 (windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu)
After I complete steps 1, 2, 3A, and 3B. above, Will I be able to Apply subsequent (after April 2016) offline rollup packages to stay updated.