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Lately, we have received frantic calls from customers worried about Windows 7 becoming obsolete and discontinued by 2016! Is it really true?

Yes, if you consider Mainstream Support – but not if you follow the embedded roadmap!

The original Windows 7, either Professional or Ultimate, is alive and well, and will keep ticking until 2024. A couple of changes are happening though. Previously, we had a total of 4 part numbers to define Pro or Ultimate, 32 or 64 bits. Now we have only 2 part numbers, Professional 32/64 and Ultimate 32/64. In addition to this Microsoft will no longer provide the Windows DVD, and expects each end-user to establish their recovery media or process.

We already migrated to a new part number and are deploying the “new” Windows 7.

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OS End of Mainstream Support End of Extended Support End of Distribution Date
Win 7 Pro 01/13/2015 01/14/2020 09/30/2024
Win 7 Ult 01/13/2015 01/14/2020 09/30/2024

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Questions or concerns about the new changes? Contact us.

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About the Author

[one_fourth][/one_fourth] Martin Rudloff is Chief Technical Officer at Corvalent. With 30+ years of experience in Electronics, Martin manages Concept to Development, Production and Validation, and Product Support.

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