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When will Microsoft security essentials support end for Win 7

TrentScott

65 months ago

Since mainstream support will end in Jan 2015, but extended support will end in 2020.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think it will end until full support is gone for the operating system, but take what i said as uncertain cause i really have no idea.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly even microsoft doesn't know. They screwed up their timeline's for ending support after they announced windows 8.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably never. MSE is still updating for winXP even now. The answers everyone else is giving are related to general end of support for Windows 7 itself including security updates, which will be a pretty good long time now.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I like Windows 7 better than 8 for multiple reasons I do not want to get into at the time. And hearing how they are ending support for Windows 7 soon saddens me.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Then there's corporate America, which is a whole other thing. I still have one XP machine to transition to win7 and one to retire! It will be a long, long time before windows 7 isn't standard for corporations. They probably won't change until we have windows 9 with at least service pack 1, if not 2, on it. History says corporations only embrace odd win releases, and also that those win releases aren't fully useful until they get a service pack or preferably 2.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I don't like Windows 8 either. I can't run important programs on it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Lets all wait for windows 9, mmmkay? and then windows 10 Then 11. And then 11.1.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

microsoft has gone ****** by not continuing windows 7 styled OS's.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

In all likelihood I will wait for 9. And then 11 after that. That's been the pattern for more than ten years... seems as good a bet as anything.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

as they just ended support for XP.. and some businesses are just now going to Win7..I would say you have an easy 5 year window..to many businesses would be really upset if they didn't get at least 5 years from win7.. If I would have to guess more then 8 years would be it..

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It will continue to be supported until extended support for the OS ends as listed here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/lifecycle. MSE doesn't run on 8 and above, Windows Defender is built in, and its free.

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

2020, they're not going to add new features after 2015.

  • 64 months ago
  • -2 points

which is why i dont buy windows 7 anymore. because 8.1 is supported until 2019 and the end of its full support is 2028

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

MagicPCGamer where did you get those figures from, Windows 8 mainstream support ends January 9 2018 and extended support in January 10 2023. Only 3 more years, not 8...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/lifecycle

  • 64 months ago
  • -2 points

im talking about 8.1 which has no date of end yet

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

8.1 is just Windows 8. They aren't separate entities, just essentially renamed Service Pack. Extended support will end for 8.1 on January 10 2023.

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