Windows 7 ESU Year 2

Mayursingh Rajput 41 Reputation points
2021-12-08T17:19:44.977+00:00

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 https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/extended-security-updates, 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?

Thanks.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2021-12-08T20:07:57.567+00:00

    Second and third year scenarios are explained here.
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/update-extended-security-updates-for-windows-7-and-windows/ba-p/1872910

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  1. Mayursingh Rajput 41 Reputation points
    2022-01-07T14:57:26.393+00:00

    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.