That's a wrap: Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

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Thank you for joining us for the Windows 7 ESU AMA! We hope we were able to provide the answers and insights you needed to keep your Windows 7 devices protected while you complete your migration to Windows 10. 

 

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I'm a small business owner without an IT department. I've been trying to buy and install the Win7 ESU for several weeks, but neither MS or anyone else that I've been able to find has yet provided any way for non-IT specialists who are small business owners to buy or install this software. Could you please please, pretty please with sugar on top, let small business owners such as myself know where we can buy the Win7 ESU before it's too late, and before Jan. 1 2020?? Please don't wait until Jan. 13, one day before your infamous "Windows D-Day" to lay this on us!

@ScottWPerry While I can't help you get the ESU keys, I can say that January 14, 2020 is the last day of support for Windows 7 not the 1st. However, the January patches released the 2nd Tuesday of January (the 14th) will be provided free-of-charge. Then, the next month's patches (February 11th or so) would be the first patches that would require the ESU key. That at least gives you a little bit of breathing room while you try to find how to purchase ESU.

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