Hack Could Allow Windows 7 to Get Updates for Three More Years
Windows 7 is projected to reach the end of support on January 14 next year, after which devices still running this operating system and not eligible for custom updates from Microsoft would no longer receive security patches and fixes.
Microsoft will be offering custom support to paying customers for three more years though a program called Extended Security Updates, and if a recently-developed hack keeps working, pretty much any Windows 7 device could be enrolled in this program.
The magic is possible thanks to a tool developed by the skilled users on MDL, who explain that what the hack does is to actually bypass the check that Microsoft performs for the ESU program.
More specifically, Microsoft has released an update for Windows 7 devices specifically to determine if they are eligible for Extended Security Updates or not. So technically, what this … (read more)
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