Frequently asked questions about the end of support for Windows 7 Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Windows 7Windows 7 Enterprise ESUWindows 7 Professional ESUWindows 7 Ultimate ESU More Select Product Version All Products This article is intended for use by IT professionals. If you're looking for information for home users, see Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020. Show all When is the End of Support for Windows 7? What does end of support mean? What is the recommended upgrade path for Windows 7 users? If an organization cannot transition from Windows 7 before the end of support deadline, what are its options? What assistance is available for organizations that are affected by the end of support for Windows 7? What is Windows Virtual Desktop? When is Windows Virtual Desktop an appropriate solution? Where can I find information about the end of support for Windows Server 2008 or Windows 2008 R2? What happens to Windows 7 virtual machines (VMs) that are hosted on Azure after January 2023? Will Microsoft remove them? If an organization experiences an issue that requires a new feature, what support can the organization expect? What tools and programs are available for organizations that have application compatibility concerns in moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10? What happens if I use Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on Windows 7? Why did some users in my organization receive a notification about Windows 7? Did Windows 7 devices receive security updates on January 14, 2020? Last Updated: Apr 19, 2020 Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.