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Windows 7: Will MSE still be supported after Jan 2015 for windows 7?

15 Dec 2014   #1
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 
Will MSE still be supported after Jan 2015 for windows 7?

Will MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) still be supported after Jan 2015 for Windows 7?
Windows 7 goes into the extended support phase after Jan 2015 unless Microsoft delays that.


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15 Dec 2014   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Security updates will be provided for several years after the Jan 13 date, MSE will be supported until about 2020
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15 Dec 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

It is only the mainstream support for Windows 7 that ends in Jan 2015. For XP this was in April 2009. Support for MSE will continue until January 2020 when extended support ends. Windows Update will continue to work after that date but no new updates will be produced.

For most users there isn't much difference between mainstream and extended support. See this document for the details:
Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ

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