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After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020 is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers that run Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support. More information about Windows 7 end of support can be found at or you can review the frequently asked questions to learn more about these notifications.

How to get this update

Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. If automatic updates are enabled, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically on devices running Windows 7 Professional. For more information about a similar update applicable to other editions of Windows 7, see KB 4493132.

Note for organizations

Devices in managed organizations will not receive notifications. After it is installed, this update will run additional checks and will not show a notification on domain-joined devices, devices in kiosk mode, or devices that previously turned-off free upgrade notifications through registry settings.

Devices that do not meet this criteria will see a notification but can disable future reminders by selecting Do not notify me again in the lower-left corner of the notification, and then close the window. If you are an IT professional, you can set the following registry keys to disable notifications:

Registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
DWORD name: DisableGwx
Value data: 1

Registry location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD name: DisableOSUpgrade
Value data: 1

We do not recommend uninstalling update KB 4524752 as it will be downloaded again the next time the device scans for updates.


There are no prerequisites to apply this update.

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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