How to disable the end of support notification for Windows 7 Pro
If you are still using Windows 7 Professional, you may have noticed a pop-up window reminding you that support for this operating system will end on January 14, 2020. This means that you will no longer receive security updates or technical assistance from Microsoft after that date. The pop-up window is enabled by an update called KB4524752, which was released on October 17, 2019[^2^].
Windows 7 Pro: Update KB4524752 display EOL notification
While Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible, you may have reasons to stick with Windows 7 Pro for a while longer. In that case, you may find the pop-up window annoying or distracting. Fortunately, there is a way to disable it permanently. Here are the steps to follow:
Open Windows Update and check for updates. If you see KB4524752 in the list of optional updates, right-click on it and choose Hide update. This will prevent it from being installed automatically.
If you have already installed KB4524752, you can uninstall it from the Control Panel. Go to Programs and Features, click on View installed updates, find KB4524752 in the list, right-click on it and choose Uninstall.
If you don't want to uninstall KB4524752, you can also disable the pop-up window by editing the registry. However, this is not recommended for inexperienced users, as it may cause system instability or damage if done incorrectly. To edit the registry, open the Start menu and type regedit. Click on regedit.exe to launch the Registry Editor. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\EOSNotify. If the key does not exist, create it by right-clicking on CurrentVersion and choosing New > Key. Name it EOSNotify. Then, right-click on EOSNotify and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it DiscontinueEOS. Double-click on DiscontinueEOS and change its value data to 1. Click OK and close the Registry Editor.
After following any of these methods, you should no longer see the end of support notification for Windows 7 Pro. However, keep in mind that this does not mean that your system is secure or supported by Microsoft. You should consider upgrading to Windows 10 or switching to another operating system that receives regular updates and patches.
If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10, you have a few options. You can buy a new device that comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, or you can purchase a Windows 10 license and install it on your existing device. However, there is also a third option that may still work for some users: the free upgrade offer from Microsoft.
When Windows 10 was first released in 2015, Microsoft offered a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users for one year. This offer officially ended on July 29, 2016, but some users have reported that they were still able to upgrade for free using the Media Creation Tool or the Windows 10 Update Assistant. These tools are available on the Microsoft website and can help you create a bootable USB drive or DVD with the Windows 10 installation files. You can then use this media to upgrade your device or perform a clean install of Windows 10.
However, this method is not guaranteed to work for everyone, and it may depend on factors such as your hardware compatibility, your current Windows activation status, and your internet connection. You should also backup your important files and settings before attempting the upgrade, as you may encounter errors or data loss during the process. If you want to try this method, you should do it as soon as possible, as Microsoft may disable it at any time. 0efd9a6b88