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Windows 7 Extended Security Update (Win 7 ESU 2021)

Last update: 07.12.2020

Windows 7 ESU 2021 can be ordered now. As we announced a year ago, the price has been increased by around 100%. If you can, you should migrate to Windows 10 now or by 2021 at the latest. According to our information, the last Windows 7 ESU in 2022 will be around € 90.00 more expensive.

Windows 7 End of Life (Windows 7 EOL) was January 14, 2020. Updates and security patches have not been delivered since then. However, legal requirements such as GDPR oblige all companies to protect their customers' data. Violations can be costly. Microsoft has been offering users who have not yet been able to upgrade all devices to Windows 10 for a fee Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (Win 7 ESU) at. With Windows 7 ESU, customers will continue to receive security patches, but until a maximum of 2022.

How to buy Windows 7 ESU

Every Windows 7 device requires a Windows 7 ESU license. The following versions are supported:

  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Home Premium is going to be Not supported

It doesn't matter how Windows 7 was originally purchased (pre-installed, OEM, Microsoft Open License, and other volume licenses). There are special customer groups such as authorities (GOV), training companies (EDU), research, teaching and charity no discounts.

Note: Windows 7 Extended Service Updates are cumulative.

Win 7 ESU 2021 requires Win 7 ESU 2020. So it is not possible to skip the 2020 ESU.

ESU 2020 price

The term for the first year ESU (2020) ends on January 12, 2021.

Designation / pricesnetGross
Windows 7 Professional / Ultimate / Enterprise Extended Security Updates 2020 (ESU); January 14, 2020 to January 12, 2021; CSP
Net: € 89.90
Gross: € 106.98
89,90 €106,98 €

ESU 2021 price

The term for the 2nd year ESU starts on January 13, 2021 and ends on January 12, 2022. As we announced a year ago, prices have been increased by approx. 100%. For the third year we expect a further price increase of around € 90.00.

You can buy ESU 2021 immediately, Microsoft is already delivering the licenses.

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Windows 7 Professional / Ultimate / Enterprise Extended Security Updates 2021 (ESU); 13.1.2021 to 12.1.2022; CSP

Net: € 159.00
Gross: € 189.21
159,00 €189,21 €

ESU 2020 + 2021 price

We offer customers who need ESU by 2022 a bundle consisting of the first and second year:

Designation / pricesnetGross
Windows 7 Professional / Ultimate / Enterprise Extended Security Updates 2020 + 2021 (ESU); January 14, 2020 to January 12, 2022; CSP

Net: € 219.00
Gross: € 260.61
219,00 €260,61 €

Costs for ESU service units

Customers who Windows 7 ESU do not want to install and activate it yourself, we offer service units at a fixed price. The work is carried out via remote maintenance. Please also read Windows 7 ESU step by step instructions:

Designation / pricesnetGross
Service unit: Create Microsoft tenant / client

Net: € 19.50
Gross: € 23.20
19,50 €23,20 €
Service unit: Windows 7 ESU installation and activation;

Net: € 29.00
Gross: € 34.51
29,00 €34,51 €
Service Unit: Microsoft Windows 7 ESU Patch Assessment and Updates; SSU-12-03-19, SHA-2, SSU-10-09-19, KB4519976

Net: € 96.00
Gross: € 114.24
96,00 €114,24 €

Note: How you purchased Windows 7 (licensed program, OEM, pre-installed) and which version you are using (Professional, Enterprise) does not matter. It is also irrelevant whether you are a commercial (company), government (public sector) or education customer. There are only these Windows 7 Extended Security Updates.

Windows 7 ESU Enterprise Agreement (EA)

Large customers with a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) and active Windows Software Assurance receive a discount of approx. 50%. Must be ordered through Microsoft EA. Call me if you have an EA.

Windows Server 2008 / R2 ESU

Windows Server 2008 / R2 is also EOL. ESU for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are exclusively reserved for customers with a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA). Customers without EA only remains to migrate to Azure.

Do you know all of your Windows 7 devices?

You can only protect and patch what you know! That is perhaps the most important basic idea of ​​an effective security strategy. If you are unsure whether you have really recorded all Win 7 devices, then you should think about improving your IT asset management.

Windows 7 ESU alternatives

Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop or WVD for short is Microsoft's VDI solution (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) with Azure. In addition to current Windows versions, Windows 7 desktops can also be provided. WVD contains Win 7 ESU until January 2023.

We would be happy to advise and support you with the migration and setup.

Modern workplace with Microsoft 365

Take the opportunity to modernize your IT workplaces step by step. Microsoft 365 (MS365) combines the operating system (Windows 10), modern administration (Intune and Autopilot), security and Office 365 in a modern workplace bundle.

  • Do you have devices that can be upgraded to Windows 10? If so, consider MS365 or Windows 10 instead of Win7 ESU.
  • Do you have any equipment that needs to be replaced soon? If so, consider purchasing modern Surface Business devices that are factory-prepared for MS365.

We would be happy to advise you on the subject Microsoft Modern Workplace, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Surface Business.

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