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    Default EOL of Fiery server / OS support cycle

    Hi!

    After reading about Win10 support for FS200 Fierys, I worry a little bit about OS support for FS150 systems. We recently acquired an FS150 based IC–308 and I‘m wondering what will happen at the end of 2020, the time, Microsoft‘s support for Win7 ends. The investment is calculated to last at least five years and that‘s also the time frame for our service contract with KM.

    Does Win7 embedded have an extended lifetime beyond Microsoft‘s regular support cycle or do we have to live with an unpatched system for the rest of the contract‘s duration?
    IC-306 v3.01 FS100 Pro / KM C6000, IC-308 v2.1 FS150 Pro / KM C71hc / SD-513, IC-414 / KM C754
    CWS 5.8 SP2, Windows 10 x64

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    Well, as you point out you aren't running on Windows. You're running on Windows FES--For Embedded Systems.

    It's not a Microsoft OS at this point. It's an EFI OS. And those are not at all part of the consumer Windows that MS will drop support for in 2020.

    Think of it like an enterprise relationship--MS actually supports things for them way differently than they do for consumers.

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    Okay, that's exactly what I hoped to hear ...especially in times of Wannacry and millions of unpatched XP installations out there ;-)

    Thanks for clarification!
    IC-306 v3.01 FS100 Pro / KM C6000, IC-308 v2.1 FS150 Pro / KM C71hc / SD-513, IC-414 / KM C754
    CWS 5.8 SP2, Windows 10 x64

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