Windows Service Stack Updates

Aug - 19 2019 | By

Microsoft from time to time will update the Service Stack that provides improvements to the update process in Windows along with some other Windows features.  The page linked below has all of the latest Service Stack updates for each version of Windows.  These updates should appear in Windows Update as they are released by Microsoft.

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV990001

By installing updates, the following things may be improved:

  • Ensure that updates can be installed as they may require a specific Service Stack version.
  • Improve the reliability of the update process.
  • Improve the performance.
  • Other improvements outlined in the description of individual Service Stack Updates.
Product SSU Package Date Released
Windows Server 2008 4580971 October 2020
Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 4592510 December 2020
Windows Server 2012 5001401 April 2021
Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 5001403 April 2021
Windows 10 5001399 April 2021
Windows 10 Version 1607/Server 2016 5001402 April 2021
Windows 10 Version 1703 4521859 October 2019
Windows 10 1709/Windows Server, version 1709 4565553 July 2020
Windows 10 1803/Windows Server, version 1803 5001400 April 2021
Windows 10 1809/Server 2019 5003711 June 2021
Windows 10 1903/Windows Server, version 1903 4586863 November 2020
Windows 10 1909
5003710 June 2021
Windows 10 2004
* included in monthly update
June 2021
Windows 10 20H2
* included in monthly update
June 2021
Windows 10 21H1
* included in monthly update
June 2021

How can I check if my computer has the latest Service Stack update

  1. Determine version of Windows
    1. In Windows 10, choose Settings, System, About – Version
  2. Click Start, search for Programs and Features, click View Installed Updates
    1. In the upper right Search Installed Updates type in KB# listed in table above for your version of Windows.