UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Connoisseurs of Microsoft software features have found a loophole allowing them to unofficially receive Windows 7 updates intended for corporate clients, whose extended support was discontinued on January 14.
Companies are forced to pay $ 25 a year for each computer with the “seven” so that it continues to receive security updates, and each subsequent year the tariff doubles.
As Softpedia writes with reference to DeskModder.de , any user at the moment can “pretend” to be a corporate client who has paid for updates by installing (at your own risk and risk, of course) a self-made BypassESU update.
Next, you need to put the test update for Windows KB4528069 – it will check whether the system meets the requirements of Microsoft for security patches. Then BypassESU needs to be removed, after which you can install the KB4537829 service stack update, which opens the way to installing the February update KB4537820.
The path is unofficial, so Microsoft can close it at any time. Or it can be left as it is – after all, the way is still working with the free transfer of the Windows 7 license to Windows 10 through the tool for creating Windows 10 installation media downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.
Previously, Microsoft had to release one universal Windows 7 update after the end of the support period – to fix the error in the interface added by the previous update.
Nevertheless, the company strongly advises all users of Windows 7 to switch to the “top ten”, and even better – buy a new computer (ideally, of course – made by Microsoft itself).
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