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It's not happening anymore.
"On June 17, 2021, Microsoft will discontinue the publication of drivers to Windows Update for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2," said Naim Mohammad, Technical Program Manager at Microsoft.
So now you are going to have to go to the OEM's site or the individual hardware manufacturer. No big loss for me, I have found Windows Update has given me some problematic drivers in the past. It's going to be a little more work, but in my mind you are doing it the right way.
Oh and since we are on the subject:

NVIDIA is dropping support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 drivers.​

So I would hustle over to your graphics card manufacturer and squirrel the latest Win 7/8 drives away because NVIDA drivers have a nasty habit of disappearing. Get yourself a free cloud account stow those drivers away if you are stuck running Win 7.
 
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