August 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


The August 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 platform. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.

Improvements and fixes

To learn more about the non-security improvements and fixes in this update, see the "August 16, 2016 – KB3179573" section in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 update history

How to get this update

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later versions.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7

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All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

Download Download the package now.

All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace any previously released update.

File Information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

Windows6.1-KB3179573-x86.msu

E972000FF6074D1B0530D1912D5F3C7D1B057C4A

9C80AAA94224DC839D9C963F91A5E03B6D82BEA8F146048F8D7B750D76A7DB3E

Windows6.1-KB3179573-ia64.msu

851A552F4685D6BF3283B69DE3BDC140327095AF

EE1AEEDD78116900E6FA98FBB5F17F796CA1D0C8C7CAD18B66F4E06823915E9A

Windows6.1-KB3179573-x64.msu

0EC541490B3F7B02E41F26CB2C444CBD9E13DF4D

9C8263F46D19FB22D85EB2C3C2E7CE0B1739E8BC7616C58055541F71D15F2302


File informationFor a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update rollup 3179573.

References

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