Since the release of Windows 7 back in 2009, hundreds of updates have been issued for the aging OS, and anyone who has done a clean install of Windows 7 knows how painful the updating process can be.
Not anymore. In 2016, Microsoft decided to package 5 years worth of updates (2011-2016) into a single update, called the "convenience update" (although you and I can just call it Service Pack 2 because that's exactly what it is).
This article will show you how to install the convenience update.
Before installing the convenience update, make sure:
- You are running Windows 7 SP1
- You have at least 5 GB of free space available
- KB3020369 is installed (download links below)
Once the prerequisites are met, you can download the convenience update from the links below.
When the download has finished, double-click the file, and follow the on-screen instructions. This is a large update, so the searching and installation process may take a while. Please be patient.
Note: Installing the update won't affect the version of Windows listed in system properties. It will remain listed as Service Pack 1.