Windows 7 is one of Microsoft’s operating systems that was released in 2009 and has become very popular. Well, Microsoft has announced that as of next January 15, 2020 it will stop providing technical support for this operating system. This means that Windows 7 as well as Microsoft Security Essentials will cease to be updated and therefore will no longer be compatible with future updates of programs installed on your computer.
Related: How to update Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 for free to Windows 10 after July 29. (Legal activation)
It should also be noted that when a Microsoft operating system stops receiving technical support, over time it will become more vulnerable to virus and hackers attacks since no new measures will be implemented to prevent them.
However, it should be noted that Microsoft has already been warning users as well as giving the option of being able to update to the latest version of its Windows 10 operating system. In fact, although Microsoft gave a specific period in which it could be updated to Windows 10 for free, the truth is that today you can still update Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free.
Be that as it may, the truth is that as of January 15, users will begin to see a pop-up window informing you that your Windows 7 operating system is out of support.
Microsoft integrated a new version of the End of Service Notifier in the December 2019 Monthly Rollup for Windows 7. EOSnotify.exe, which is located at “% Windir% system32 ”Is used to display the full screen pop-up window of your Windows 7 computer indicating when support ends.
The executable file runs through the EOSNotify and EOSNotify2 scheduled tasks that administrators can find at Microsoft> Windows> Setup in the operating system Task Scheduler. The first task “EOSNotify” starts the full screen message when a user logs into the operating system, the second task “EOSNotify2” will display the message daily at 12 noon.
The pop-up window has three options to select from:
- Know more
- Remind me later
- Don’t remind me again
Although users can select “do not remind me again” to block future pop-up windows on the system, there is also an alternative option that will completely disable the possibility of such an informational window being continuously displayed in Windows 10.
Below we show you step by step how to prevent the window from showing that Windows 7 is out of support:
How to disable the Windows 7 end of support popup
– Use the Windows-R keyboard shortcut to open the Run box.
– Here you will have to enter: regedit to start the Registry Editor.
– If a UAC prompt is displayed, accept it.
– Once in the registry editor you will have to go to the key:
– If the EOSNotify key shows the DiscontinueEOS value you will have to double click on it and set its value to: 1
– If, on the other hand, the DiscontinueEOS value is not there yet, we will have to create this value (right click on the EOSNotify key, select New> Dword Value (32 bits) and rename this value as DiscontinueEOS).
– When it is created, you only have to double click on it and configure it with the value: 1
From now on the end of support informational window will never be displayed in Windows 7.
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