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Windows 7: Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of 2014

08 Jul 2014   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of 2014

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As of July 2014, the following list represents some of the products reaching end of support in the next 6 months.

Service Packs Retiring: Support for the following Service Packs will retire in the next 6 months. Customers should migrate to the next available Service Pack to continue to receive security updates and be eligible for other support options.

(see table at site)

Key Products Transitioning from Mainstream Support to Extended Support: The following products will be moving into Extended Support in the next 6 months. Extended Support lasts for 5 years and includes security updates at no cost, and paid hotfix support. Additionally, Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase.

(see table at site)

Key Products Transitioning from Extended Support to End of Support: The following products will be reaching end of support in the next 6 months. There will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.

(see table at site)
Read more at: Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of 2014


See also: How Microsoft's support lifecycles affect you and your business | ZDNet


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09 Jul 2014   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Humm... so it does mean that windows 7 will receive after January 13, 2015 only security updates and no more updates and hotfixes...

Does those Updates and Hotfixes will be at consumers cost (paid hotfix support), unless owning Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise during Extended Support also?
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09 Jul 2014   #3
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Humm... so it does mean that windows 7 will receive after January 13, 2015 only security updates and no more updates and hotfixes...

Does those Updates and Hotfixes will be at consumers cost (paid hotfix support), unless owning Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise during Extended Support also?
No. It just means the end of support for new features like say IE13 or something similar. Another 5 years of fixes for security for all versions. There is also a possibility of the timeframe being extended since a large number or corporate users have recently moved to Windows 7. I think there is a very good chance of that happening since windows 8 has such a tarnished reputation and is basically a lost cause. I suspect that any essential new technologies Microsoft come up with will be back ported to 7 as well. I don't honestly think some companies are going to want to move OS again within the next few years like M$ would like unless the OS is free and gives corporate exactly what they need, a locked down desktop for working with.
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10 Jul 2014   #4
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

With Windows 9 coming soon, I don't see why MS would have any reason to extend Windows 7's support life or backport new things for it.
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10 Jul 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Will SF be still up after support completly ends? Also, I hope it is extended more because of all the businesses upgrading to Windows 7.

I hope Windows 9 will be good and if not, Microsoft will be losing customers if they don't want to resort to using it.
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10 Jul 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Will SF be still up after support completly ends? Also, I hope it is extended more because of all the businesses upgrading to Windows 7...
Why worry about it for now? Win 7 support won't completely end for around 5 1/2 years.
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10 Jul 2014   #7
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

And I've just upgraded from Home Premium to Professional
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10 Jul 2014   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

This could also be handy:

Lifecycle Information for Microsoft Client Software Support

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10. Who can receive support in the Extended Support phase?
Extended Support will be available to all customers*. Extended Support includes paid support (support that is charged on an hourly basis or per incident), security update support at no additional cost, and paid hotfix support. To receive hotfix support, an Extended Hotfix Support contract must be purchased within the first 90 days following the end of the Mainstream Support phase. (The 90-day requirement is waived if Software Assurance or Dynamics Business Ready Enhancement Plan has been purchased for the product in question.) Microsoft will not accept requests for warranty support, design changes, or new features during the Extended Support phase.
* Extended Support is not offered for Consumer, Consumer Hardware, Multimedia products or Microsoft Online Services.
Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ
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10 Jul 2014   #9
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
With Windows 9 coming soon, I don't see why MS would have any reason to extend Windows 7's support life or backport new things for it.
One thing I have noticed about King Arthur is if someone makes a comment he always disagrees. You seriously think massive corporations, hospitals and governments are going to move quickly to Windows 9. Get off your throne and realise how long it has taken them to move from XP Pro.
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10 Jul 2014   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
With Windows 9 coming soon, I don't see why MS would have any reason to extend Windows 7's support life or backport new things for it.
One thing I have noticed about King Arthur is if someone makes a comment he always disagrees...
I've also noticed that about him, among other things. However, in this case he isn't too far off track. M$ has made it clear there will not be an SP3 for Win 7 (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble) and their reason most likely is to encourage people to bail from Win 7 earlier and buy new OSes.
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