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        Susan Bradley
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        Amy and I are working on purchasing extended support windows 7 licensing.  We know it’s $50 for the license for the first year (and will be increasing
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        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        Thank you Amy and Susan for checking into this. Would you also include Server 2008R2 in your research?
        Does the extended support after Jan 14, 2020 include Server 2008R2 or is it just Windows 7?

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          Susan Bradley
          AskWoody MVP

          I’ll double check with Amy but I think you need Software Assurance contract on server in order to purchase extended support.  I’ll double check.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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          Sever 2008 R2 will receive 3 years of updates, alongside Windows 7, with some exceptions:  Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Storage Server 2008 R2 are not covered.

          Microsoft is also offering 3 more years of “free” security patches for Server 2008 R2 if you can migrate the systems to Azure.  (Free goes in quotes because you’ll be paying for the VM.)


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        Hm, my preferred channel does have “Windows 7 Extended Security Updates 2020” listed as orderable.

        Windows 7 only (Server versions not listed), minimum quantity 1, regional availability, prices in EUR. There’s a MS partner and an indirect reseller involved. Requires full Microsoft Cloud Agreement paperwork too for those who don’t have that part on file with both the partner and the indirect reseller already.

        Supposed to get a MAK-type product key in a few days if I were to order this.

        Might be that server versions could be requested too even if I don’t see them right now.

        Exact pricing, well, what I have right now isn’t generalizable.

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        well Susan while you may wait for the purchases of the Win7 ESUs, the Microsoft Security Essentials app (MSE) for Win7 will not be a part of them as MSE will retire support for that on Jan. 14, 2020 as noted here:

        Will Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) continue to protect my computer after the end of support?

        No, your Windows 7 computer is not protected by MSE after January 14, 2020. MSE is unique to Windows 7 and follows the same lifecycle dates for support.

        I’m waiting for gborn’s response to this recent blog from the site on MSE support for Win7:

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