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Windows Embedded Standard 7 reached end of support on October 13, 2020. As devices running Windows Embedded Standard 7 will no longer receive updates of any kind from Microsoft,
we recommend migrating any remaining devices to Windows 10 IoT as quickly as possible.
If you were unable to complete your migration in time, Microsoft offers the Extended Security Update (ESU) program as a last resort. This paid program will ensure that your devices receive critical and important security updates for a maximum of three years after the end of support date, which in the case of Windows Embedded Standard 7, would be October 10, 2023.
Extended Security Updates for embedded devices, including Windows Embedded Standard 7, are only available from OEMs. Other products currently supported by the ESU program include SQL Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems, Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems, and Windows 7 for Embedded Systems. For more information, see the Extended Security Updates FAQ.
For more information on end of support dates for Windows and other Microsoft products, see the following resources:
- Microsoft Lifecycle Policy
- Lifecycle FAQ – Windows
- Move to modern. Windows 10 IoT—safer, smarter, cloud–ready
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