Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Service Pack Includes All Previous Security Updates

Security updates for SP1: Today Windows Update offered one small update specifically for SP1 RC. Where as if you are using non Service Pack version of Windows 7, you till be offered more than 10 updates from Microsoft.

It actually means that the vulnerabilities patched in the original version have already been addressed in SP1. Some updates are already part of the Sp1 RC. Microsoft always fixes the issues in their Windows (Main version) Service Pack source code branches and next releases them as updates for Windows 7.

So some updates are already part of Sp1 RC and some newer updates are not. When ever you are offered an update by windows, it is advised that you install all, and you are fine.

Also note that, You can find a list of all hotfixes and security updates that are included in Windows 7/Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 RC here:

If you have already using Windows 7 SP1 RC and you did not find any of the recent updates in the list as far as you could see, and none of the recent updates were offered for SP1 RC either. Then it is assumed that none were necessary for SP1, because the security issues had already been addressed in some other way. As, some where already fixed in Sp1 (RC).

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