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Old 10-28-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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Now that we’re very close to the October 31 deadline when Microsoft is officially putting an end to new Windows 7 PC sales, everyone is also checking out the dates when support for this particular OS version will be retired, mostly because the majority of users are still running it as we speak.
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 will officially reach end of mainstream support on January 13, 2015, while extended support will continue to be offered until January 14, 2020.
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What's the difference between "mainstream" and "extended"?
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Mainstream includes service packs and operating system overalls.

Extended support is for security updates, patches, bug fixes, etc.
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