Support for Microsoft’s Windows 7 working system ended on January 14, 2020 formally. Home customers can not prolong help for the working system whereas enterprise and Enterprise prospects may extend support by as much as three years; this is achieved by becoming a member of the ESU program which is accessible per machine (enterprise) or per person (Enterprise).
A bypass to use ESU-only patches on Home machines — principally any machine that has not joined the program formally — was found and revealed in December 2019. The bypass labored with the check ESU patch that Microsoft launched however it was not clear again then if it might additionally work with “actual” patches.
Now that the first post-Windows 7 help patch has been launched, confirmations are coming in that the bypass is indeed working.
Note: we advise that backups are created of necessary information, higher the complete system, earlier than the bypass or any of the updates that Microsoft launched for Windows 7 are put in. If one thing goes mistaken, it is then attainable to return to the earlier model with out dropping any information.
The strategy of utilizing the bypass with the Windows 7 patches launched in February would seem like this (observe that you shouldn’t set up the latest SSU KB4537829 as the bypass doesn’t appear to work anymore if it is put in).
- Install the bypass. You can seize the latest model from the MDL forum (account wanted), or obtain it from Gitlab. The password is 2020.
- Download and set up the ESU Test replace KB4528069. It ought to set up effective.
- Restart the System.
- Install the following updates: KB4538483, KB4537820, KB4537767, and KB4537813.
- Restart the system.
Our colleagues over at Deskmodder discovered another choice that helps the set up of the latest SSU:
- Install the bypass.
- Install the ESU Test replace.
- Remove the bypass.
- Install the SSU KB4537829.
- Install the KB4537820 replace.
It stays to be seen if the bypass will proceed to work in the coming months or years.For now, it could be an choice in some conditions supplied that backups are created.
Now You: Are you continue to working Windows 7? Have you tried the bypass?