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It appears that the Windows 7 ESU Bypass is indeed working

Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ended on January 14, 2020 officially. Home users cannot extend support for the operating system while business and Enterprise customers may extend support by up […]

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That Windows 7 Wallpaper Bug Microsoft introduced? Buy ESU to get it fixed

Microsoft released a final cumulative update for the company's Windows 7 operating system on the January 2020 Patch Day before support ended officially. KB4534310 fixes several security issues on machines running Windows […]

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Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is no longer supported

Microsoft ended its support for the company's Windows 7 operating system last week officially. While Enterprise and business customers may extend support by up to three years, it is no longer supported […]

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Windows 7 Support ends today: here are your options

Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system has reached the end of its lifetime, at least for home users. Microsoft will release a final round of patches for the operating system later today before […]

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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials will receive definition updates after support end

Microsoft Security Essentials will receive security definition updates after Windows 7 support ends despite Microsoft's earlier claims stating the contrary. Earlier this week, Microsoft stated in no uncertain terms that the company's […]

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How to disable the "Your Windows 7 PC is out of support" full screen popup

Microsoft plans to inform users of the company's Windows 7 operating system on January 15, 2020 that support for the system ended. The company wants to display a full screen popup on […]

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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials support ends on January 14, 2020

Windows 7 Home users who protect their systems with the security software Microsoft Security Essentials will soon have to find a different product to protect their devices as Microsoft won't support the […]

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Someone found a way to bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates checks

Someone discovered a way to enable Extended Security Updates on all machines running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ends after the January 2020 Patch Tuesday. […]

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The Windows 7 Extended Security Update program is now available

Microsoft will end support for the company's Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020, the same day that security updates are made available for the last time for the operating system. […]

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End of Support notifications for Windows 7 Pro users

Microsoft started to inform Windows 7 Home users that support for the operating system was about to run out. From this week on, the notifications will also be shown to users running […]

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Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows

Microsoft released cumulative updates for various supported versions of Windows on October 15, 2019. The company released preview updates for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1 […]

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Microsoft announces yet another Windows 7 support extension (for SMBs)

Microsoft announced yesterday that the option to get extended support for the company's Windows 7 operating system will be available to businesses of all sizes. Support for the Windows 7 operating system […]

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0Patch to support Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 with security patches after official support end

Microsoft plans to end support for the company's operating systems Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in January 2020. Enterprise customers may purchase extensions to extend support by up to three […]

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Microsoft extends Exchange Server 2010 End of Support with a surprising remark

Microsoft announced today that it will extend end of support for Exchange Server 2010 to October 13, 2020. Exchange Server 2010 support was about to run out on January 14, 2020 initially […]

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6 Months before Support End, Microsoft brings DirectX 12 support to Windows 7

When Microsoft announced DirectX 12 in 2014, it did not reveal any compatibility information. The new version of DirectX was announced at a time when Windows 8 was the latest operating system; […]

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Did Microsoft just drop the Telemetry bomb on Windows 7 users without telling anyone?

Microsoft released security updates for all supported operating systems on the July 2019 Patch Day. Windows 7 administrators get to choose between a security-only update or a monthly rollup update. The main […]

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Microsoft to shut down Windows 7 Games Servers on January 22, 2020

Microsoft revealed in a forum post on the official Microsoft Answers forum that it plans to shut down games servers for games that require Internet connectivity for its Windows 7, Windows XP, […]

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May 2019 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 don't play nice with McAfee or Sophos software, again

It seems that the saying "history repeats itself" is true, at least when it comes to Microsoft patches. Microsoft released updates for all supported versions of Windows -- client and server -- […]