Monday, May 16, 2022

Microsoft Windows 7 extended support will end in one year

It’s hard to believe that Windows 7 is already nine years old, but as per the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy, Windows 7 extended support will end exactly one year from today.

All versions of Windows 7 – including enterprise and education editions – will be affected.

Most Microsoft Windows OS versions (except for Long-Term Servicing Channel) have five years of mainstream support followed by five additional years of extended support, during which time only security updates are released.

Expect Microsoft to release a final service pack near the end of the lifecycle, and be sure to install service pack 1 (SP1) to receive the final patches. Businesses that need additional security and performance updates can purchase Microsoft Extended Security Update program which provides an additional three years of support, or upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

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Tom Li
Tom Li
Telecommunication and consumer hardware are Tom's main beats at IT World Canada. He loves to talk about Canada's network infrastructure, semiconductor products, and of course, anything hot and new in the consumer technology space. You'll also occasionally see his name appended to articles on cloud, security, and SaaS-related news. If you're ever up for a lengthy discussion about the nuances of each of the above sectors or have an upcoming product that people will love, feel free to drop him a line at tli@itwc.ca.

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