Windows 7 ESU Year 2

Mayursingh Rajput 41 Reputation points

In my environment Windows 7 year 2 volume activation expiry date shows as April 4, 2022. This date is shown after running command slmgr /xpr
Per Microsoft article, the ESU End date Year 2 is January 11, 2022.

Two questions:

  1. Till which date are the Windows 7 eligible to receive security patches in my environment?
  2. Will applying Year 3 key now itself cause any issue?


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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP

    Second and third year scenarios are explained here.

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  1. Mayursingh Rajput 41 Reputation points

    We proceeding with applying the third year ESU key irrespective of its expiry date.
    From I understood so far from article shared and your comments, slmgr /xpr output is for OS activation and slmgr /dlv is for patch eligibility.