Windows 7

Windows 7 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Enterprise, Enterprise N, Home Basic, Home Premium, Home Premium N, Professional, Professional for Embedded Systems, Professional N, Starter, Starter N, Ultimate, Ultimate for Embedded Systems, Ultimate N


Support for this product has ended. See migration guidance below.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Windows 7 10/22/2009 01/13/2015 01/14/2020


Version Start Date End Date
Extended Security Update Year 3* 01/12/2022 01/10/2023
Extended Security Update Year 2* 01/13/2021 01/11/2022
Extended Security Update Year 1* 01/14/2020 01/12/2021
Service Pack 1 02/22/2011 01/14/2020
Original Release 10/22/2009 04/09/2013


  • Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available through specific volume licensing programs for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Professional for Embedded Systems editions of this product, for up to an additional three years past the end of support. Contact your Microsoft partner or account team to learn more.


  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise N
  • Home Basic
  • Home Premium
  • Home Premium N
  • Professional
  • Professional for Embedded Systems
  • Professional N
  • Starter
  • Starter N
  • Ultimate
  • Ultimate for Embedded Systems
  • Ultimate N