Windows Update Agent Build Numbers for Windows 7

When managing your Windows 7 clients, and ensuring they patch efficiently and reliably, you always want to ensure they have the latest Windows Update Agent. So, how do you know which version that is? When was the latest WUA released? There never seems to be a quick list of the most recent WUA versions.

There is a Technet article out there, but it hasn’t been touched since 2014.

Ronni Pederson has a fantastic post about how to update, but it doesn’t have the latest client either.

This post will be used to keep a running list of the Windows Update Agents for Windows 7. Some good news is with the new update rollup methodology that started this month, October 2016, there is a handy list of updates to Windows 7/Server 2008 R2.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Update History (starting July 2016)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22801/windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2-update-history

Here is what I have gathered regarding WUA versions on Windows 7.

 

Build Number Release date URL
7.5.7601.17514 Win7 SP1 RTM https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842
7.6.7600.256 June 2012 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/946928
7.6.7600.320 June 2014 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104
7.6.7601.18804 April 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990214
7.6.7601.18847 June 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265
7.6.7601.18917 July 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065987
7.6.7601.18937 August 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075851
7.6.7601.18979 September 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083324
7.6.7601.19016 October 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710
7.6.7601.19046 November 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810
7.6.7601.19077 December 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
7.6.7601.19116 February 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445
7.6.7601.19161 March 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612
7.6.7601.23435 May 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574
7.6.7601.23453 July 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
7.6.7601.23714 March 2017 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012218 
7.6.7601.23735 April 2017 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4015549
7.6.7601.23806 July 2017 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4025341

17 thoughts on “Windows Update Agent Build Numbers for Windows 7

  1. I’ve honestly been searching the web for a long while looking and hoping for something like this. To the point where I thought I’d put up a page just to aggregate and track this information. But, I’m glad to see you did this! Great Job! and Thank you!

    @ConfigMgrGeek

    • Thanks Gabriel, I have been in the exact same boat. I hope to keep it up to date!

  2. Just ran into an issue when trying to apply KB3172605 in order to update the WU agent. The reason was due to KB3177467 not having been installed. So, just as a note to anyone reading this there seems to be a dependency on KB3177467 being installed in order for KB3172605 to be ‘applicable’. Hope it helps…

  3. zappowich

    Thank you for the information, very usefull 🙂

  4. zappowich

    Anybody saw that information available for Windows 10?

  5. Nomisuke

    This is a life saver! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this list together. I’ve been making a habit out of accepting and re-donating Windows 7 machines from friends and family who have simply given up on their PC’s thinking they are garbage. I’ll rebuild W7 from the ground up, but the updates always give me an issue. ALWAYS. This took care of it on the first try with my latest machine (from which I am typing this reply).

    You rock!

  6. Ravi Gonuguntla

    This is great information!

  7. PST

    Can someone provide exact download link for kb3161608 (for WUA version 7.6.7601.23453). This update is superseded, not in the catalog too or SCCM. I previously installed the last January update from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22801/windows-7-and-windows-server-2008-r2-update-history, this didn’t change the version and all other previous updates are “not applicable to your computer”. So my computer (ant other) is with last rollup from January KB3212646 but with old WUA 7.6.7600.256.

      • PST

        I saw that, but KB3172605 is not applicable to me (tested on few computers), even when remove newer updates and try again. On the other hand the newer updates don’t encrease the version. So how should I obtain WUA 7.6.7601.23453 when the only way is KB3161608 which it missing and automatic updates are denied 🙂

        • Check the reply above from Gabriel.

          Just ran into an issue when trying to apply KB3172605 in order to update the WU agent. The reason was due to KB3177467 not having been installed. So, just as a note to anyone reading this there seems to be a dependency on KB3177467 being installed in order for KB3172605 to be ‘applicable’. Hope it helps…

  8. PST

    Correct! In fact I saw it before, just I lost my self in so many updates installed this days. Thank you!

    • Nice! Glad its working for ya.

      • bhaskaranv

        Hi All,

        Can some one please let me know latest Windows Update agent released?
        Is this the correct one : Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3172605)

        I’m in need to update WUA for more than 4000 machines.KB3172605 needs KB3177467 to be installed as pre-requisite.Is there any way to find WUA stand alone package?

        • Unfortunately there is no standalone. In order to install the latest you need the prereq and the rollup.

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