The March 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 platforms. We recommend that you apply this quality rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.
Improvements and fixes
To learn more about the nonsecurity improvements and fixes in this update, see the "March 21, 2017 – KB4012218" 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 an Optional 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.
Update detail information
To apply this update, you must install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update doesn't replace any previously released update.
File informationFor a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update rollup 4012218.
For more information about Windows Update, go to the following Microsoft websites:
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