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4:17 AM
Regarding,
> regarding installing 64 bit Windows 7 on a 2011 MacBook Pro. In order to get Windows Update to work and install Microsoft Edge, hotfixes need to be manually installed
AFAIK, this is because Microsoft fully switched over to SHA-2 based signatures as opposed to known-to-be-vulnerable SHA-1. This change affected not only Windows 7 64-bit, but (AFAIK) all Windows installations pre (and possibly including some) Windows 10
I think this page will be more useful, as it is applicable to multiple releases of Windows, support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/… . Additionally, while 32-bit and 64-bit use the same hotfix numbers, the actual hotfixes themselves are different and incompatible
 
4:48 AM
Feel free to let me know if you desire any other changes or improvements! @DavidAnderson
 
 
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4:29 PM
I installed 32 bit Windows 7 Pro SP1 in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The article states to install KB4474419 and KB4490628.
After installing just these two hotfixes, Windows update still failed to work. I needed add the installation of KB3125574 (which first requires KB3020369) in order to get Windows Update to start working. KB3125574 is the "Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1", which is basically Windows 7 SP2. You might be able to rework my answer to eliminate the first service stack update hotfix.
 

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