It's just taken a week to cut/paste-document post Windows 7SP1 Patches for our needs.
We did the following because of Microsoft Policy of slipping telemetry/spyware into their security patches, as well as patches that don't install unless you do each one on its own (the RDC patches).
We have just spent a full week cutting and pasting the Microsoft Knowledge base, so we have a quick summary list of what each patch does (since SP1), but also documenting the patches which fail to install when grouped, in a simple (but pretty big) text file list structure.
The patches you need to get Windows 7 Update working 'out of the box', the patches you need to get Windows 7 Update working again, after installing the cumulative April 2016 'convenience' roll-up patch (which of course, breaks Win7 updates again).
Hours of tedious boredom, via VMWare (with multiple rollbacks), just to get a fresh Windows 7 image to have no failed updates-showing 100% 'history of updates' success - but also, to get a fully upto date Windows 7 with specific updates - with no back ported Win10 Telemetry, no Win10 (previous) Nag or removal patches, or equivalent patches.
Done, so we never, I repeat never, have to reference multiple links to get to the description of an update, again, because it was wasting so much time.
In the same breath, we installed a VMWare of Linux Mint xfce in 8 minutes flat, including setting username password, and fully updating it. Nothing failed, everything installed without a hitch.
Can someone explain why anyone is still using Windows? Because I'm failing to see the sense in continuing with Windows. Windows 10 anniversary update is in relative 'calm' at the moment, after months of upheaval, in terms of failed updates, but the Start Menu (constantly changing) just looks and feels like Malware.
Windows Update really is legacy (patches on patches) clunky, shitty, garbage. With clenched teeth - 'Clunky' did work though, but boy, its not easy to achieve (100% success on Windows 7 Update History).