Windows 7 Family Support after 2020...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Shortyportuguese, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Shortyportuguese

    Shortyportuguese MDL Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Microsoft have changed the support deadline for Windows family under the Extended Security Updates.
    Extended Security Updates for select Embedded products are available via OEMs.
    The information that attired my attention was "Windows 7: Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop provides a Windows 7 device with free Extended Security Updates through January 2023." and also Windows Embedded POSReady 7* will receive support till October 14, 2024
    The release of this information was the last updated: Sep 26, 2019 (support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4497181/lifecycle-faq-extended-security-updates)
    So, my doubt is:
    When POSReady 7 have the same kernel of Windows 7 products, technically will be possible to keep Windows 7 alive till October 14, 2024?

    All opinions, suggestions and comments will be highly appreciated!
    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #2 abbodi1406, Nov 5, 2019
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    MVD is not free itself

    POSReady 7 is supported for free until October 2021, after that it's paid ESU

    they already released SSU KB4516655 which will check the OS applicablity for ESU updates
    with Embedded 7 in the game, i think it will not be hard to spoof it for Normal Windows 7

    Edit:
    nope, that POSReady registry key don't work for normal Windows
     
  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    does that mean you have to paid to get extended support and updates ?
     
  4. Shortyportuguese

    Shortyportuguese MDL Member

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    Yes indeed, but for POSREADY 7 will be free till october 2021
     
  5. NST_Adventure

    NST_Adventure MDL Senior Member

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    #6 NST_Adventure, Nov 8, 2019
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    @abbodi1406 I Have No Idea Why Support Of Windows Embedded Is Always Longer Than the Other Edition Of Windows 7 Family?
    Do You Know More Info About It? ;)
    Thanks :);)

    Best Regards
    NST_Adventure
     
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  6. NST_Adventure

    NST_Adventure MDL Senior Member

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    Bruh Do You Think Businessman Or Company Will Pay For Extended Security Updates?
    These ESUS Things Are Very Expensiveo_O:(
    OH MOMMY:kick:
     
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  7. NST_Adventure

    NST_Adventure MDL Senior Member

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    #8 NST_Adventure, Nov 8, 2019
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    (For 2021 Yes Because It Is Free) But If You Have Enough Money To Buy ESUS Until 2024 Then There Is No Doubt About It ;) You Can Keep Windows 7 Alive Till 2024 But For 3 Years (2022-2024) ;) Windows 7 Alive As I Mentioned Above (ESUS 3 Years) ;)
    Note:
    If Someone Purchase ESUS can They Share File Update With Us Anyway?
    Thanks ;)

    Best Regards
    NST_Adventure
     
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  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    They will possibly not install unless your Windows is on ESU license.
     
  9. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Expert

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    and i bet some clever sod will find a way to make your windows 7 ESU licensed ;)
     
  10. NST_Adventure

    NST_Adventure MDL Senior Member

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    Haha Nice one :)
     
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  11. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Expert

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    necessity is the mother of invention :cool:
     
  12. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Expert

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    Windows 10 really makes my piss boil but like it or not MS will do their best to kill 7 and 8.1. New oem machines will be locked down to 10, getting 7 or 8.1 drivers for current hardware may be an isssue. MS are blocking windows update on newer cpus but there are cleverer sods in forums, look at mdl to see em. LTSC can be made bearable even without any component removals. Telemetry aside(cos i have it airgapped ONLY) then my main gripes with w10(LTSC) are the usual bugbears you get with any windows, way too much logging and space hogging. Tweak those, aswell as everything else to buggery then LTSC is bearable, just.
     
  13. MaJo24

    MaJo24 MDL Junior Member

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    Indeed. ExtendedSecurityUpdatesAI.dll does check the registry key, but only if it has determined that the licensed product type is 0x41 ("embedded"). It is possible to patch the DLL to skip the ESU eligibility check (at least on x86, haven't tried x64), but obviously, that means modifying a system file.

    Installing KB4528069 does work afterwards, though.
     
  14. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    That's one way to do it
    i'm sure easier way will rise by 2020-02-11
     
  15. MaJo24

    MaJo24 MDL Junior Member

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    Very likely, yes. :)