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      • #2322640
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        I see that 0Patch is one of the highly recommended solutions to obtaining the latest patches for Win7, even though it has reached EOL (and there still are some Defender patches and others that get pushed out) but my question is about the free vs. paid license of 0Patch. I see the free version will get you the free patches but the 22Euro version will get the ‘paid’ patches as well. Question: is the paid version worth it? Does the free version keep you up to date enough? I don’t even have office 10 so which version of 0Patch do I need to keep my nicely working Win7Pro in good order? Thanks for any help here.

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      • #2322647
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        I use the 0Patch Pro paid version.  Both when I had W7 and now with W10.  They release their micro-patches usually as soon as the problem arises and sometimes before MS .  When you install it , it knows which version you are using.  They are extending their  micro-patches for another 2 years for W7.  I don’t think it is compatible  with the MS extended patches if you have them installed.  You could ask them about it.  It’s way cheaper then the MS extended patches.   The problem is more of the sites  are starting more frequently  to only work with W10 .   When ever I asked them a question they always got back to me promptly.

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        • #2324833
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          Thanks for your reply.

          So your take is that the paid version of 0Patch is worth the price? I never installed the MS Extended Patch software…I still get windows defender updates and some other minor stuff, but the 0Patch will get me up to date and it’s worth the 22 Euros, do I have that about right?

          Thanks again for your input.

          I’m talking strictly of Win7Pro. I have no intention of going to Win10.

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      • #2322660
        AskWoody Plus

        Question: is the paid version worth it?

        Yes, it does. The pro version patches also 3rd party software (something that you may not be aware of) and 0Patch patch is way head of Microsoft critical 0-day bugs.

        What are PRO patches and how are they different from FREE patches?

        Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users without Extended Security Updates have just received a micropatch for CVE-2020-1013, a WSUS spoofing local privilege escalation vulnerability.

        This vulnerability was patched by Microsoft with September 2020 Updates, but POC became available in October when original researchers from GoSecure published it.Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users without Extended Security Updates remained vulnerable so we decided to create a micropatch for them.

      • #2324259
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        As its ESU2  time of year, and not happy to throw hardware out, enviromentally, that runs everyday on Win7 but wont run Win10. Has anyone tried ESU1 and 0Patch side by side during the last 12 months and has any views. Thank you in advance

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