Microsoft released new updates for older Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

by Ashish

Microsoft has released an update to the Windows 7 operating system, whose support ended more than a year ago. Microsoft ended support for the Windows 7 operating system over a year ago on January 14, 2020.

Nevertheless, according to statistics from Kaspersky Lab, 36% of computers in Russia are still running Windows 7. And according to Statcounter statistics, as of April 2021, the share of Windows 7 still reaches 16.3% among desktop versions of Windows in the world.

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However, for corporate users, Microsoft offers paid extended support for Windows 7. They can receive security updates through the Windows 7 ESU (Extended Security Updates) program until January 2023. In 2021, the price of this service has risen to $ 50 per computer, and in 2022 it will rise to $ 100 per computer.

Just for Windows 7 ESU users, the latest Windows 7 update under the number KB5003233 is intended. The update solves the problem with the SMB protocol, and also introduces security improvements. In addition, another “ancient” OS, Windows 8.1, received an update. Update KB5003209 received similar security fixes.


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