How Much Windows 7 Updates Will Cost Starting Next Year
Windows 7 is projected to reach the end of support in January 2020, and customers who want to receive updates at no additional cost must upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 before this deadline.
On the other hand, devices that will still run Windows 7 next year will be provided with two options: remain unpatched and thus face the risks of potential exploits and pay for custom support that Microsoft will offer under its Extended Security Updates (ESU) program.
Needless to say, updates won’t come cheap, and according to estimated prices offered by Microsoft to a number of partners, and obtained by ZDNet, customers will have to pay $50 per Windows 7 device in the first year after the end of support is reached.
Beginning with the second year, the price doubles, so updates for just one device will cost $100, while another 100 percent price increase tak… (read more)