On January 14, 2020, prolonged assist for the Windows 7 SP1 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) ends. Accordingly, after this date Microsoft gained’t launch new safety updates and patches for these OSs. In this regard, Microsoft has launched a number of updates that may notify Windows 7 customers of the necessity to improve to newer working methods (learn the Windows 10 right here 🙂 ).
Microsoft affords these prospects who didn’t able to migrate from Windows 7 to the brand new OS to buy a subscription in the Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) program. It obtainable by means of the quantity licensing program and contains Critical and Important safety updates for a 3 years after the Windows 7 End of Extended Support date. To obtain the safety updates for one Windows 7 Pro system as part of this program, you’ll have to pay $50 in 2020, $100 in 2021 and $200 in 2022.
Starting from April 2019, Windows 7 Home Editions (Home Premium) customers started to obtain nag notification of upcoming Windows 7 End-of-Support. The Windows 7 EOS notification regarded like this:
January 14, 2020 is the final day Microsoft will supply safety updates and technical assist for computer systems working Windows 7. We know change may be troublesome, that’s why we’re reaching out earlier that can assist you again up your file and put together for what’s subsequent.
You can disguise this notification by checking the merchandise “Do not remind me once more”. If you click on on the “Learn extra” button, a web page opens that describes the method of upgrading to Windows 10 (there are nonetheless choices for a free improve to Windows 10).
This notification seems after putting in the KB4493132. This is a small replace, distributed by means of Windows Update and categorized as “Optional” (really helpful):
2019-03 Update for Windows 7 for x64-based methods (KB4493132).
The replace extracts the file
C:WindowsSystem32sipnotify.exe and runs it each day as a scheduled process (run the taskschd.msc and verify the Notify1 and Notify2 duties in the department MicrosoftWindowsEnd of Support).
Starting from October 15, an analogous finish of assist notification started to appear on computer systems working Windows 7 Professional version. The notification begins to seem after putting in replace KB4524752.
Please be aware that after January 14. 2020, Microsoft will not present safety updates or technical assist for Windows 7. We suggest backing up your information to ease the transition.
Update KB4524752 won’t show EoS notification on computer systems working Professional and Enterprise variations of Windows 7 which might be joined to the Active Directory area, on Windows Server, on kiosk units, on computer systems which have beforehand disabled free Windows 10 improve notification by means of the registry (parameter
DisableOSUpgrade = 1).
You can disguise the End of Support notification in Windows 7 by checking the corresponding field or disguise the replace in the Windows Update (in the Control Panel or by means of the ).
If you verify the corresponding field, the registry parameter DontRemindMe in the reg key
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSipNotify will probably be set to zero.
If the KB4524752 replace is already put in, you possibly can disable the notification on person computer systems by means of the registry with the next instructions:
reg add "HKLMSOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsGWX" /v "DisableGWX" /t reg_dword /d 1 /f – disguise End of Support notification in Windows 7 SP1.
reg add "HKLMSOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate" /v "DisableOSUpgrade" /t reg_dword /d 1 /f – disable Windows 10 improve notification.
For info: based on Google Analytics statistics, about 13% of WOSHub guests nonetheless use Windows 7 (and Windows 10 – 84%). So in the close to future I like to recommend fascinated by migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Moreover, it’s already not possible to make use of Windows 7 on computer systems with new CPU fashions (verify the article “”).