Ask Microsoft Anything: Windows 7 ESU - 12/17/2019

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Windows 7 will reach end of support on January 14, 2020. If you haven't completed your migration to Windows 10, Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) can help you ensure that your devices stay protected.

Join us Tuesday, December 17th for an opportunity to "Ask Microsoft Anything" (AMA) about Windows 7 ESU. The AMA will take place from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Windows AMA spaceTo join, simply visit the Windows AMA space at 9:00 a.m. PT and submit a question by selecting Start a new conversation—then do this for each new question.

What is an AMA?

An AMA is a live, online, text-based question-and-answer event similar to a "YamJam" on Yammer or an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. 

Can’t attend at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time?

While we’ll only be answering questions in real time from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, you can post your questions for the AMA to the Windows AMA space in the Windows 10 Tech Community up to 24 hours in advance.


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Hi @Heather Poulsen ,

 

I realize support for windows 7 finishes on 14 Jan, as it is patch Tuesday on this day does this mean there will be windows 7 updates on the 14th or were the last set yesterday 10/12/19?

 

Either way is there any documentation stating of the last set of updates, I have found 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020

and read this there will be no more patch Tuesdays from yesterday.

 

Thanks in advance

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@AKASMK - This is a common question so I'm happy to provide clarity. January 14, 2020 will be the last set of security updates released for Windows 7. Per the article you reference below, the important part is the word "after":

The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product.