As we already know, Windows 7 OS reached its end of support deadline on January 14, 2020. There is no option for Home users to extend support for their Windows 7 devices. But Microsoft allows Enterprise and Business users to join the ESU program in order to be eligible for extended support for up to three years.
As a quick reminder, we reported about a bypass that allows those devices who have not officially joined the ESU program to get extended security updates. Many people confirmed that the hack works perfectly well with the test ESU patch.
However, Windows 7 users doubted that Microsoft will block this bypass and it would not work with patches releasing after January 14. Now it seems like the hack is actually working for thousands of Windows 7 users. Probably, the company is still ready to allow Windows 7 users to securely use Windows 7.
Windows 7 ESU Bypass Still Works For Everyone
If you are still a Windows 7 user, you can follow these steps to enable Windows 7 Extended Security Updates for free:
- First, you should install the bypass on your system. The latest version is available on the MDL forum. Alternatively, you can also download it from Gitlab (Password: 2020)
- Then you need to install the test Windows 7 ESU update patch KB4528069.
- Now restart your PC and install the following updates: KB4538483, KB4537820, KB4537767, KB4537813.
- Finally, restart your Windows 7 machine again to complete the installation process.
A hack also allows you to install the latest SSU:
- Install the bypass on your Windows 7 device and then install the ESU Test Update.
- Now at this step remove the bypass.
- Download and install the SSU KB4537829 and KB4537820 update.
Once you have successfully completed the process, you can now get free ESU on your Windows 7 device. The February Patch Tuesday updates proved that the hack still works with all the Windows 7 updates. It means that the update will be available in your Windows Update section so that you can patch the known security flaws.
However, there is a possibility that the hack may not work at some point in the future. It could probably happen before March Patch Tuesday updates.