Microsoft to Sell Extended Support for Windows 7

Microsoft to Sell Extended Support for Windows 7

Microsoft bowed to the reality that enterprises won’t purge Windows 7 by its January 2020 retirement, and has announced it will sell extended support for three years past that deadline. Called “Windows 7 Extended Security Updates” (ESU), the after-drop-dead deal will add support through January 2023, according to Microsoft. The news was part of a […]

Windows 7 End of Life Fast Approaching

Windows 7 End of Life Fast Approaching

At the time of this writing it’s a fast approaching 14 months until the extended support of Windows 7 is officially ended. As of January 14 2020, Microsoft will completely end their support for Windows 7. What does this mean for one of the most stable and beloved Windows Operating Systems since Windows XP? It […]

Microsoft Adding Defender ATP for Windows 7

Microsoft Adding Defender ATP for Windows 7

Microsoft plans to extend support for its Windows Defender ATP service to devices running older operating systems, including Windows 7. “We know that while in their transition, some [customers] may have a mix of Windows 10 and Windows 7 devices in their environments,” wrote Rob Lefferts of the Windows group’s security and enterprise team. “We […]

XP upgrades to Windows 7…

What is it about these XP upgrades to Windows 7… ? We have been doing a lot of Windows XP upgrades, lately. Unfortunately, you cannot just “upgrade” to the newer operating system. You have to pull the data and settings off of the XP install, wipe the drive, and then install a fresh copy of […]