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  • HI, we currently develop PCI validated win form applications.  In Jan 2020 microsoft ends support for windows 7 however, they are offering extended support for a cost.

    Is there a way to tell if a windows 7 installation has extended support?  We will need to be able to detect this for PCI reasons.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:59 PM

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  • Hi mbevins.

    I presume you're talking about the Extended Security Update (ESU) program: you can read more about it in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 4497181; each Windows 7 installation has extended support rights, provided that the Windows 7 edition you're using is included in the list available in that article. 

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno
    MCP, MOS, MTA, MCTS, MCSA, MCSE

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:44 PM
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  • >>Is there a way to tell if a windows 7 installation has extended support

    Don’t worry, even though Windows 7 is end of support, we can still install Windows 7 system, just like we can install XP now, you need a Windows 7 installation media, it’s enough.

    Regards


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    Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:34 AM
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  • Yes however, I need a way to tell if a client purchased extended support.  If they do no purchase extended support and keep using windows 7, they are no longer in PCI compliance.

    I need a way to tell if they did purchase extended support.  Since purchasing extended support allows them to continue to receive security updates, I would have to image there is something in the os that lets Microsoft know the os can still get these updates.

     

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:53 AM
  • Yes I understand they can still install windows 7 however, they would no longer be in PCI compliance.  In order to remain in PCI compliance, they must use a supported operating system that can still receive security updates.

    I need a way to tell if they did purchase extended support so I know if they are in PCI compliance.

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:55 AM
  • >>In order to remain in PCI compliance, they must use a supported operating system that can still receive security updates.

    Yes, you are right.

    >>tell if they did purchase extended support so I know if they are in PCI compliance

    You need to contact Microsoft partner who sell you extend support or account team directly.

    Regards


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    Friday, September 13, 2019 6:12 AM
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