This article describes Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP availability for Non-security related hotfixes.
Non-security related hotfix support
During the product support Extended Support phase, Non-security related hotfix support requires the purchase of a separate Extended Hotfix Support Agreement (per-fix fees also apply). Please visit http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle for more on Product Support Lifecycle information.
Important: Non-security related hotfix support is not available for Desktop Operating System consumer products.
The following Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP editions are considered Desktop Operating System Consumer Products and therefore do not qualify for a non-security related hotfix
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Starter
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Starter
Windows XP Starter Edition
Windows XP Home Edition
Need additional information on Windows Product Lifecycles?
For additional information on the Product Lifecycle for Windows 7, see the following content on the Microsoft website: