How will Windows 7 reaching Extended Support status impact users?

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Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will enter Extended Support status in January 2015. How will this affect Windows 7 users? Will there be any changes as to the frequency of patches and updates?

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jimlynch
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Windows lifecycle fact sheet
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle

"Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle. "

landon
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It’s unlikely that you will notice any difference. However, extended support does mean that Microsoft will end non-security hotfix support for commercial users, unless you purchase an agreement within 90 days of the end of mainstream support. Also warranty claims and no-charge incident reports will be lost. 

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