Fixes that are included in this update
- This update addresses an issue in which system performance can be decreased during scans. This issue has the greatest effect on computers that have a small amount of physical memory.
- This update addresses an issue in which Windows Update scans can fail and generate a 0x8007000E error.
- General improvements are made to support upgrades to a later version of Windows.
- This update installs a new Group Policy object that enables you to block upgrades to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update.
Microsoft is making Windows 10 available for free for one year from the date of availability to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers for non-Enterprise editions. If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 Pro deployed in your organization, Windows 10 will be offered to you. Computers that have this Group Policy object enabled will never detect, download, or install an upgrade to the latest version of Windows.
You can configure this Group Policy object by using Group Policy (if the update is installed and if you use the updated WindowsUpdate.admx file by copying the file from where the editing policy is located). You can also do this by going to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update, double-clicking Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update, and then clicking Enabled.Policy path Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update
Policy setting Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update (enabled or disabled)
To suppress this offer through the registry, set the following registry key:HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdateDWORD: DisableOSUpgrade = 1
About notification and upgrade optionsFor more information about how to manage notification and upgrade options for Windows 10, go the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
How to obtain this update
Important Do not install a language pack after you install this update. If you do, the language-specific changes in the update will not be applied, and you will have to reinstall the update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.
Method 1: Windows UpdateThis update is provided as an Optional update from Windows Update.
Method 2: Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download the package now.|
|All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download the package now.|
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Update detail information
PrerequisitesTo install this update, you must install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
This update is incompatible with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) servers without the hardening update 2938066.
Registry informationTo apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update replaces previously released update 2990214.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.