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What is the difference between mainstream and extended support?


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#1 titan1

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 04:11 AM

The main stream support for windows 7 is going to end on 13th jan 2015,what does it mean?Would I not be able to get the security updates for free of cost?

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:09 AM

each operating system or software has a support life cycle main stream support is support that is given in that life cycle period and extended support is when they give you stop date of support but they will still give support with conditions until the date specified.

 

so to clear things up Main stream support is support given during life cycle period (main Frame)

and extended support is the last period of support that is being offered usually conditions met IE to have support for the extended period of time you would require service pack to with windows vista (that would be a condition)

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:11 AM

depends what article you have read to what it is not supporting



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:40 AM

Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet: End of support (all OS)
Microsoft Products Support Lifecycle Policy: Windows, Office, Internet Explorer (all)
Microsoft Support Ending Dates for Retail/OEM Consumers: OS and Office Suites

3. What is the difference between Mainstream Support, Extended Support, and online self-help support for software products?

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