Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

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Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby reno » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:14 pm

We’ve known for a while now that Microsoft was planning to charge for the Extended Security Updates period it has granted Windows 7 users. The extension will see support for Windows 7 last until 2023 if users are prepared to pay for it. Thanks to a report from Computer World, it is now clear just how much that support will cost.

Computer World was able to get their hands on a document that laid out Microsoft’s thoughts and plans regarding the Extended Security Updates period. “We believe that the vast majority of customers who need to purchase Windows 7 ESU will need only one year of coverage… The annual price increases help cover our additional engineering costs of providing the support and are intended to incent customers to continue their momentum on Windows 10 deployments.”
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Re: Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby Losbot » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:51 pm

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Re: Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby b-man1 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:36 pm

It's expensive to keep entire teams and engineers dedicated to legacy platforms. W7 is almost 10 years old...it makes sense for enterprise customers that can't move off for $$$$$ reasons, but consumers?

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Re: Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:20 pm

Yeah this is for corporate customers. You have a company with 10,000 Windows 7 PCs, and you can't migrate for another year, you pay the piper. They did the same thing for WinXP.

Now the question is will someone find a way to hack Windows 7 Pro to accept the extended updates. That happened with XP when someone figured out all you had to do was change one registry setting to make Windows Update think it was running on a Win XP Embedded OS. :D
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Re: Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby darcy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:21 pm

FlyingPenguin wrote:* * *
Now the question is will someone find a way to hack Windows 7 Pro to accept the extended updates. That happened with XP when someone figured out all you had to do was change one registry setting to make Windows Update think it was running on a Win XP Embedded OS. :D

I'll wait!! :)
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Re: Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby Executioner » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:48 pm

I'm sure there will be a site where you can download the updates.

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Re: Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby darcy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:22 am

Executioner wrote:I'm sure there will be a site where you can download the updates.

Let's hope, Exec! :)
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Re: Microsoft will charge up to $200 for a year’s worth of support for Windows 7

Postby normalicy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:37 am

Still running Win7 on most of my PCs. So yeah.


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