Researcher Release Win7 Life Extension Tool
Tool to extend Windows 7 security updates
However, considering that Win7 is still high in government, enterprise, and education institutions, and that upgrading in the short term is not realistic, Microsoft has launched an Extended Security Update (ESU) program that allows these institutions to obtain a maximum of 3 after paying a certain fee. Year of additional support period.
However, "the road is one foot high and the magic one foot high." After Microsoft opened the ESU verification registration, some hackers wrote a cracking tool that bypassed the ESU verification mechanism and obtained a 3-year renewal pass.
Of course, ESU has not yet been officially launched, and Microsoft is likely to close this loophole.
It is reported that Microsoft has quietly opened up Win7 free upgrades in order to expand the size of Windows 10 users. It seems that selling operating system SKUs is no longer a means of making money. It is the key to increase the size. Therefore, it is not difficult to speculate that Microsoft's determination to block the "Win7 Renewal" tool will be even more determined.