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No more Win 7 updates?

Asked by 2davidc8 (9892points) November 17th, 2016

After the deadline for Microsoft’s “free” Win 10 updates passed (June 29, I believe), I had been getting fewer and fewer Win 7 updates for my computer. Now for the past month I have gotten none whatsoever.
Is Microsoft no longer supporting Win 7, or just sending updates less frequently?

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Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Windows 7 is on “Extended Support”, meaning security updates only, no feature updates, until January 2020.

The lifecycle calendar for different editions is here.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Microsoft also announced that they are changing from the incremental update structure (which they have used for years) to a more batch-like structure which is what was begun with W10. As I understand it, there will be big W7 update ‘dumps’ from time to time, mostly security-based since they are not doing anything new in terms of W7 functionality.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/08/15/further-simplifying-servicing-model-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

2davidc8's avatar

OIC, no wonder! Thanks, @Call_Me_Jay and @elbanditoroso!

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