On January 15th, 2020 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, and Professional installations will display the message "Your Windows 7 PC is out of support".
Windows 7 clients with update KB4530734 installed will display the following popup message:
Your Windows 7 PC is out of support.
As of January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 has come to an end. Your PC is more vulnerable to viruses and malware due to:
- No security updates
- No software updates
- No tech support
Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows 10 on a new PC for the latest security features and protection against malicious software.
Clicking the Don't remind me again link in the alert, a DiscontinueEOS value set to 1 is created in the Registry to indicate that the alert should not be shown again.
Since the user will try to contact the IT support as soon as the popup is displayed, to limit the support calls the popup message can be easily disabled by setting a key in the Windows Registry.
Disable "Your Windows 7 PC is out of support" popup
To avoid Windows 7 installations to display the message, you need to set the DWORD DiscontinueEOS value to 1 in the Windows Registry:
Open the Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\EOSNotify.
Right click anywhere in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it DiscontinueEOS.
Right click the new created DWORD and select Modify.
Set Value data to 1 and click OK.
When the new value has been set, restart the computer.
If the EOSNotify key is not available, right-click the CurrentVersion key and select New > Key and name it EOSNotify.
The created EOSNotify key.
To automate the procedure in large environments, you can create a custom GPO in Active Directory.
To avoid potential issues using a non supported OS, you should start planning to upgrade your Windows 7 clients to Windows 10.