If you are still running Windows 7, its time to find some other way to manage drivers. A new official blog post reveals that on June 17, 2021, Microsoft discontinued the publication of drivers to Windows Update for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. For customers with the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program, it will be still possible to use the ability to deploy drivers to your managed devices using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS_ and other supported methods.
Google extends Windows 7 support by 6 months. The company said that many IT companies have not switched to Windows 10 yet, and use Windows 7 on many devices.
Microsoft today announced that Windows Embedded Standard 7 reached end of support on October 13, 2020. Devices running Windows Embedded Standard 7 will no longer receive updates.
Microsoft had discontinued Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020. All SKUs no longer receive updates, except for those customers who purchased Extended Security Updates (ESU). The ESU offer has been available in the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) since April 1, 2019. Microsoft sells ESU in specific 12-month periods, so it is the right moment to pay for the year two.
Besides cumulative updates, Microsoft today released its monthly rollup updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Traditionally, there are monthly rollup updates and a security-only updates. The latter ones need to be installed manually when needed, while the rollup package gets installed automatically via the Windows Update.
Microsoft has issued a new patch for Windows 7 to address the wallpaper bug. The package KB4539602 is available to all Windows 7 users despite the fact that it has reached the end of support.
How to Fix You don't Have Permission to Shutdown This Computer the Windows 7 bug
As you may remember, there was a bug in the latest (and last) Windows 7 update KB4534310 that was causing a black screen instead of the wallpaper set by the user. It looks like that's not the only Windows 7 bug that was delivered along with the patch.