• 0Patch Update Feb 2020

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    I know a few of us are interested in 0Patch to keep Windows 7 running now that we’ve reached EOL. There are quite a few mentions of it here and there in various forums, but I thought maybe starting a new topic would make any discussion of 0Patch more easily found.

    0Patch has started patching Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 with their PRO patches [From their blog page 2/21]:

    With February 2020 Patch Tuesday we began our three-year journey of providing critical security micropatches for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to our users, who could not – or decided not to – use Microsoft’s Extended Security Updates.

    They’ve also created an online test to see if computers are ready for the 0Patch micropatches – very easy and clearly tells you if you are ready or not. Instructions are on their blog page – link above.

    Just thought this might be of interest to some. I’ve gone ahead and bought a PRO license – I had a PRO trial, which worked great, and now that we’re at the end of MS patches for Win 7, especially those of us with Home, I figured I’d give 0Patch a try. So far so good – very light on resources, and does notify me when patches are applied.

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    • #2170299

      Thank you for starting this thread. I am currently using a trial pro license of 0patch and so far I am very happy with it.

      I think I will go ahead and purchasing the license when my trial is up. I just hope my pc is as secure using this as it would be if I was able to buy the ESL updates from Microsoft.

      I am checking the 0patch console right now…says 367 patches are installed, there are 18 patchable modules and zero available for purchase.

      I feel stupid to admit this, I do find their console rather confusing. I am not trained in computers, just a home user. I was grateful to discover 0patch because I have alot of irreplaceable software etc on this old Win 7 pc my brother built for me over 10 years ago.

      I did buy a Win 10 desktop two weeks ago but the OS leaves alot to be desired. I even  prefer my Win 8.1 laptops over this Win 10

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      What ? https://0patch.com/poc/CVE-2020-0674/0patch_test.html

      ‘It needs to be viewed with Internet Explorer 11″

      I don’t use IE11. I use Chrome.

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      • #2170431

        They explain the reasoning behind how they constructed the test on their blog page, and why they are using IE to test it. It is a quick, one time thing.

        They also say to email them at support@0patch.com with question. They are very good at replying, so I’m sure they’ll be happy to answer any questions.

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