March 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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

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-KB4012218-ia64.msu

43CD1EF7FCED9505392CEBDD02F4A2EAAC7B4883

17E55C64A5051BA27E93E58E096EB3927668A2E1BF2BC6B1B541D29D5EF5A3D9

Windows6.1-KB4012218-x64.msu

590943C04550A47C1ED02D3A040D325456F03663

AA67AD7AE0DCC098603C266BA38C6072F1393C5E8AA275B01ABD63F7CD6B29F2

Windows6.1-KB4012218-x86.msu

2E280DC514CCD1CE23A15DF0417A48183A7506B9

0BEE242733D2FD890FE344CAC06224DF9BF600A786F88ADE8A7440E82D252424

File informationFor a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update rollup 4012218.

References

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