Windows 7 Not Dead: Microsoft Offering 2 Years Extra Support If You Choose To Pay


In the past, Microsoft announced its plans to end Windows 7 support on January 14, 2020. It seems that not enough users are migrating to the newer Windows 10 and it has prompted the company to offer two years extra support to customers who choose to pay for it.

It’s a known fact that tons of Enterprise customers are still running Windows 7 installations on their computers. As a part of the Extended Security Updates (ESU) plan, Windows 7 will continue receiving security updates until January 2023.

It’s worth noting that ESU plan is only available to customers running Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise editions.

In case users extend the support, Microsoft will also ensure that they’ll be able to run Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 7 devices through January 2023.

Apart from the extended Windows 7 support, Microsoft has also offered a new Desktop App Assure feature. Available at no extra cost, this service ensures that most of the apps designed for Windows 7 will continue to work on Windows 10. If some user faces any problem, he/she can file a ticket via Microsoft FastTrack service.

Which operating system are your currently using? Tell us what you love the most about it in comments and keep reading Fossbytes.

Also Read: What To Expect From Apple’s 2018 ‘Gather Round’ Event?
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
More From Fossbytes

Latest On Fossbytes

Find your dream job