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      • #2013736 Reply
        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        Hang loose, it just went on the price list on 12/1.  I’m in the process now of having Amy Babinchak (fellow author on askwoody.com and cloud service p
        [See the full post at: Patch Lady – looking for info on extended patches for Windows 7?]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2013744 Reply
        Pim
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you very much for looking into this. I have already been looking for details today but could not find much. One particular thing I am interested in is whether I can buy exteended support for Windows 7 Ultimate. I use it in my small business and chose it for a good reason: I can easily switch between languages. For me it is not a comsumer product, but a business product. Switching languages was only also available in the Enterprise version which, of course, was not an option for my small business. I am hoping Microsoft will treat me like a business, but I do not trust them much though…

        ASRock Beebox J3160 - Win7 Ultimate x64
        Asus VivoPC VC62B - Win7 Ultimate x64
        Dell Latitude E6430 - Win7 Ultimate x64
        Dell Latitude XT3 - Vista Ultimate x86 (still...)
        Asus H170 Pro Gaming - Win10 Pro 1809 x64

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        • #2013819 Reply
          abbodi86
          AskWoody_MVP

          Ultimate edition was intended to be supported (the early ESU FAQ papers mentioned it
          and actually, the installed ESU MAK keys licenses include Ultimate edition

          but it seems they retreated the decision and it’s not officially supported

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          Pim
          • #2013832 Reply
            Pim
            AskWoody Plus

            Thanks. That would be a bummer, but in line with what I wrote about trusting Microsoft. Are you certain? What is your source for this?

            ASRock Beebox J3160 - Win7 Ultimate x64
            Asus VivoPC VC62B - Win7 Ultimate x64
            Dell Latitude E6430 - Win7 Ultimate x64
            Dell Latitude XT3 - Vista Ultimate x86 (still...)
            Asus H170 Pro Gaming - Win10 Pro 1809 x64

            • This reply was modified 10 months ago by Pim. Reason: Added text
          • #2013837 Reply
            abbodi86
            AskWoody_MVP

            Assuming you installed November Monthly Rollup, run this in command prompt:

            wmic Path SoftwareLicensingProduct Get Description, Name /value

            you shall notice these entries:

            Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
            Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-ESU-Year1 add-on for Enterprise,Professional,EnterpriseN,ProfessionalN,Ultimate

            you will get another two for Year2 and Year3


            and these entries represent “For Embedded Systems” support, but that’s another story and not for normal clients

            Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-FES-ESU-Year1 add-on for Professional,ProfessionalE,ProfessionalN,Ultimate,UltimateE,UltimateN

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      • #2013771 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        I tried to get details about prices, but one CSP told me, that the price list isn’t available. Another told me, that it’s NDA for partner and customers. Incredible, what Microsoft is doing there – they promised to sell ESU packages from Dec. 2, 2019, but their partners doesn’t know the price (at least here in German).

        What I heared from another source who claim to stay anonoymous, that the prices leaked to the Internet early 2019 are not false. Then I’ve seen today a screenshot of a ‘preliminary entry’ of a price list without more explanations, which proofs the previous statement.

        I’ve published some details at Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) program available

      • #2013854 Reply
        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        They just posted the price list on 12/1.  Amy is investigating now.  If you have a CSP go back to them and ask.  I’m seeing $50 for one year for pro.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2013895 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Strangely enough at least in The Netherlands, the Ultimate version is NOT supported. Besides, the whole process of activating / buying extended support is extremely cumbersome. Good moment to rethink building your business on Microsoft dependency, many will have learnt their lesson.

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      • #2013923 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Windows 7 support will cost and have similar terms as Windows Xp support that still is support until 2025 for any government or companies that pay in 7+ figure support to MS. This is how MS is making profit now support old OS.

      • #2013962 Reply
        gborn
        AskWoody_MVP

        Yeah, but in latest FAQ, only Professional and Enterprise are listed as eligible
        https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4527878/faq-about-extended-security-updates-for-windows-7

        and in the purchase thread, you may notice that Ultimate was erased from the descriptive images
        https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/How-to-get-Extended-Security-Updates-for-eligible-Windows/ba-p/917807

        so, either they just added it for internal testing, or it’s a retracted decision

        But their copy editors didn’t make the job in an proper way. As I mentioned within my article Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) program available go to the header of the FAQ and click in the line enumerating the eligible SKUs. Currently you will find:

         

        FAQ about Extended Security Updates for Windows 7

        Applies to: Windows 7  Windows 7 Enterprise ESU  Windows 7 Professional ESU Windows 7 Ultimate ESU Less
        Within my German blog post I linked to a comment from a (German) reader. It seems that they currently not support Ultimate.
        But there is also a note within my blog post, addressing something ‘magic’ (that seems to make also Home and Ultimate eligible. Cite:
        Blog reader Ismail has linked a script/tool in this comment that can at least bypass the checks that prevent the installation of the ESU test update. Whether this will still work in February 2019 remains to be checked at that time.
        Hope it helps.

        Microsoft Windows Insider MVP, Microsoft Answers Community Moderator, Blogger, Book author

        https://www.borncity.com/win/

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        • #2013984 Reply
          abbodi86
          AskWoody_MVP

          Thanks, i didn’t see the header
          still, Ultimate is not yet very promoted for ESU

          i’m aware of the bypass tool 🙂

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        • #2013990 Reply
          Pim
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks. If MS does not want to play it nicely for Ultimate users, I may going to play it not nicely too with the updates.

          However, be aware that the download links provided in the forum post you linked are already superseded. The most recent download is included in the opening post of that thread.

          ASRock Beebox J3160 - Win7 Ultimate x64
          Asus VivoPC VC62B - Win7 Ultimate x64
          Dell Latitude E6430 - Win7 Ultimate x64
          Dell Latitude XT3 - Vista Ultimate x86 (still...)
          Asus H170 Pro Gaming - Win10 Pro 1809 x64

      • #2014184 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        Thanks, Susan!  I’ve been in Group B past few years.  My PC is Win Pro 7 (single OEM license).  What’s the step by step process to get your PC activated for Win 7 Pro extended support (and if you’re in Group B so far, what should we download/install before progressing to activating/purchasing the Win 7 Pro extended support?).  [Since we’re still at Defcon 2, I’ve held off downloading/installing the KB 4525233 Win 7 Security only patch and KB 4525106 IE Nov security patch.]   Very appreciative!

      • #2014671 Reply
        laidbacktokyo
        AskWoody Lounger

        Well.. funny … what’s about a stuff like below in return to the above command 🙂 ?

        It’s taken fom the genuine licensed dell oem win7 ultimate x64:

         

        Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
        Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

        C:\Users\…>wmic Path SoftwareLicensingProduct Get Description, Name /value

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_SLP channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-ESU-Year2 add-on for Enterprise,Professional,Enterpris
        eN,ProfessionalN,Ultimate

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-ESU-Year3 add-on for Enterprise,Professional,Enterpris
        eN,ProfessionalN,Ultimate

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, OCUR add-on for Ultimate,HomePremium,Enterprise,Professional,
        ServerHomePremium,Embedded

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-ESU-Year1 add-on for Enterprise,Professional,Enterpris
        eN,ProfessionalN,Ultimate

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, TIMEBASED_SUB channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-FES-ESU-Year3 add-on for Professional,ProfessionalE,Pr
        ofessionalN,Ultimate,UltimateE,UltimateN

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-FES-ESU-Year1 add-on for Professional,ProfessionalE,Pr
        ofessionalN,Ultimate,UltimateE,UltimateN

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_MAK channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Client-FES-ESU-Year2 add-on for Professional,ProfessionalE,Pr
        ofessionalN,Ultimate,UltimateE,UltimateN

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, OCUR add-on for Ultimate,HomePremium,Enterprise,Professional,
        ServerHomePremium,Embedded

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_SLP channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        Description=Windows Operating System – Windows(R) 7, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
        Name=Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition

        C:\Users\…>

         

        • #2014765 Reply
          abbodi86
          AskWoody_MVP

          What’s about it? 🙂

          any Win7 Ultimate system with latest monthly rollup will return the same

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      • #2015720 Reply
        Miller Networks
        AskWoody Lounger

        Do I understand the earlier quotes correctly?

        semi-quote: You can buy the licenses but you can’t tell anyone what you paid?  NDA

        semi-quote: In Germany at least the price is $50/license?

        Is there a bottom line?

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