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Karlston posted a topic in Software NewsIt appears that the Windows 7 ESU Bypass is indeed working Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ended on January 14, 2020 officially. Home users cannot extend support for the operating system while business and Enterprise customers may extend support by up to three years; this is done by joining the ESU program which is available per machine (business) or per user (Enterprise). A bypass to use ESU-only patches on Home machines -- basically any machine that has not joined the program officially -- was discovered and published in December 2019. The bypass w
Karlston posted a topic in Guides & TutorialsFAQ: Last-minute answers about Windows 7's post-retirement patches The end of support for Windows 7 is coming up fast. For those still running the aging OS, here's what you need to know about Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program. Thinkstock/Microsoft A week from now, Microsoft will serve customers with the last for-free Windows 7 security update, in effect retiring the 2009 operating system. However, hundreds of millions of personal computers will still power up thanks to Windows 7 on Jan. 14, and for
Karlston posted a topic in Software NewsMicrosoft says it’ll sell Win7 Extended Security Updates to Ultimate users Sort of. Microsoft’s Joe Lurie posted on the Tech Community forum yesterday: We have been communicating ESU since last May with constant blogs, announcements at events, tweets, etc. The media has been reporting on them as well; I apologize if it seems last minute. The EOL date of Windows 7 was announced long before the ESU announcements, so even without ESU the EOL of Windows 7 has been looming. That said, Microsoft announced ESU in early 2019 and have been making changes to the program as ne
Karlston posted a topic in Software NewsThought you already paid for Win7 Extended Security Updates? Think again. Even if you bought and paid for Win7 extended security patches, and even if you’ve followed all of the instructions to install the ESU key, and even if Microsoft’s test program said your installation was complete — it wasn’t. And isn’t. Let me introduce you to the new KB 4538483. Thinkstock/Microsoft I’m hearing lots of complaints from people who spent good money to get Win7 Extended Security Updates, but don’t see this month’s patches. Th