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Windows 7: Windows 7 (no service pack) end of support date

27 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 
Windows 7 (no service pack) end of support date

When will Windows 7 RTM support end?

I think after end of support date, Windows will state my PC as not genuine (even Windows was activated in earlier time), black desktop and restart every hour.


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27 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

Windows XP, to date, after several years of being released from the market still has updates support from Microsoft but is scheduled to be stopped any year from now. I bet that won't be the same issue with Windows 7 though as many people still uses it even when Windows 8 is officially released. I'm getting this as not just an updates support from Microsoft but rather a full support to a particular OS overall.
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27 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No that is not what happens at end of support. You get no more support (calling microsoft for help) that is all. But really you should have installed SP1 a long time ago.
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27 Aug 2012   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I do not see a published date for your specific question
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?c2=14019

Why not install SP1?
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27 Aug 2012   #5

MS Windows 8 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Mainstream support until January 13, 2015
Extended support until January 14, 2020.

Thats what the wiki says
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27 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As mentioned, support has nothing to do with the functionality of the installed OS. No one goes to Microsoft for support anyway, so it's a moot point.
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27 Aug 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

If you don't have SP1 then you don't have Windows 7.

It is like a car engine overhaul - it becomes the engine.

Install it now and all of your other Updates too which should be set to Automatic. Anything less is unnecessarily reckless nonsense.
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28 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

What's the difference of Windows 7 RTM vs Windows 7 SP1.
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28 Aug 2012   #9

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote:
Additional support for communication with third-party federation services
Additional support has been added to allow Windows 7 clients to effectively communicate with third-party identity federation services (those supporting the WS-Federation passive profile protocol). This change enhances platform interoperability, and improves the ability to communicate identity and authentication information between organizations.

Improved HDMI audio device performance
A small percentage of users have reported issues in which the connection between computers running Windows 7 and HDMI audio devices can be lost after system reboots. Updates have been incorporated into SP1 to ensure that connections between Windows 7 computers and HDMI audio devices are consistently maintained.

Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents
Prior to the release of SP1, some customers have reported difficulty when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents (documents containing pages in both portrait and landscape orientation) using the XPS Viewer, resulting in all pages being printed entirely in either portrait or landscape mode. This issue has been addressed in SP1, allowing users to correctly print mixed-orientation documents using the XPS Viewer.

Change to behavior of “Restore previous folders at logon” functionality
SP1 changes the behavior of the “Restore previous folders at logon” function available in the Folder Options Explorer dialog. Prior to SP1, previous folders would be restored in a cascaded position based on the location of the most recently active folder. That behavior changes in SP1 so that all folders are restored to their previous positions.

Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec
Support for additional identification types has been added to the Identification field in the IKEv2 authentication protocol. This allows for a variety of additional forms of identification (such as E-mail ID or Certificate Subject) to be used when performing authentication using the IKEv2 protocol.

Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
There has always been a growing need for ever more computing power and as usage models change, processors instruction set architectures evolve to support these growing demands. Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) is a 256 bit instruction set extension for processors. AVX is designed to allow for improved performance for applications that are floating point intensive. Support for AVX is a part of SP1 to allow applications to fully utilize the new instruction set and register extensions.

Improved Support for Advanced Format (512e) Storage Devices
SP1 introduces a number of key enhancements to improve support of recently introduced storage devices with a 4KB physical sector size (commonly referred to as "Advanced Format"). These enhancements include functionality fixes, improved performance, and updated storage drivers which provide applications the ability to retrieve information as to the physical sector size of storage device. More information on these enhancements is detailed in Microsoft KB 982018.
Source:
Notable Changes in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.doc
Download: Documentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Edit: formatting and I left off a heading
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28 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

I don't see Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Update (KB976932) on my computer.
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