Windows 7 Extended Security Update Step by Step Prerequisite Guide

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Windows 7 ESU

Windows 7 is going out of support on 14th January 2020. Hence Microsoft is putting loads of efforts to migrate all the Windows 7 devices to Windows 10 as the best practice. Also, we shall see more about Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU).

Introduction

Let’s see How to get Extended Security Updates for eligible Windows 7 devices. Also check three(3) prerequisites before 14th January 2020.

NOTE! – Windows 7 devices get the last security patch on 14th Jan 2020!

  • KB Articles Required
  • Install Additional ESU Add-Key Activation
  • Test, Test, and Test
Windows 7 Extended Security Update Step by Step Prerequisite Guide 1

Updates Required for Windows 7 Extended Security Update

Following are the updates required for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) availability on your Windows 7 devices. Make sure you have installed following updates on the Windows 7 devices to get extended security updates after 14th Jan 2020.

Windows 7 Updates Required for ESU
Windows 7 Updates Required for ESU
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Use SCCM to Deploy Windows 7 ESU

Make sure to deploy all the above KB articles using SCCM to ensure that your Windows 7 is secured and getting ESU.

SCCM Windows 7 Updates Required for ESU
SCCM Windows 7 Updates Required for ESU

Install ESU Add-on Product key

One option is to install a tool called Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) and manage ESU add-on product key to get extended security updates for Windows 7 devices.

Install ESU Add-on Product key Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)
Install ESU Add-on Product key Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)

Test Windows 7 ESU Configuration with KB4528069

As per Microsoft, you can test your Windows 7 extended security update workflow with the following update KB4528069. If you have completed the above two steps, then you shall be able to install the KB to test Windows 7 ESU.

Ignite Session

If you would like to see the recording of presentation where Microsoft explains all these process related to Windows 7 ESU, then check out ▶➡ https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/81681?

NOTE! – All the screenshots are taken from Ignite presentation! All credits to Michael Raschko.

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