Hack Allows Windows 7 to Continue Receiving Updates Despite End of Support
Windows 7 no longer receives security updates as of January 14, so technically, users whose devices are still running this operating system have no other option than to upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to continue to receive patches.
In theory, this is also the path that many Windows 7 users adopt anyway, but some stick with the 2009 operating system simply because of its familiar desktop, as both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 embrace a more modern experience with an app store and a digital assistant.
Microsoft continues to release security updates for Windows 7 as part of the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program, which is available for companies with a fee – it’s believed that in the first year after Windows 7 end-of-support, businesses must pay $25 per each device still running Windows 7 and requiring security updates; the price then doubles every year to $50 and then $100.
But while extended security updates are available for enterprises, they are not for h… (read more)
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