Windows 7 lose support in January 2020, when to stop receiving updates from that date, these updates will only be available for some companies and these will have to pay up 200 dollars for each computer. However, Microsoft is making a promotion, the companies that subscribe to the plans of Windows E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 They will have a year of updates at no additional cost.
Companies that subscribe to this E5 business plan will receive Windows 7 updates, between January 2020 and January 2021 at no additional cost, according to a leak. After that date, the company will have to pay $ 50 per PC if you wish to receive updates for another year before January 2022.
Microsoft will have security patches by January 2023; In this final stretch, they will cost $ 100 per PC. (These amounts are charged once a year). The promotion is for subscribers of Windows E5, Microsoft 365E5 or Microsoft 365 Government G5 (sold to governments). You must have an active subscription on December 31, 2019 and keep it during 2020 to receive the benefit. Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate will be the versions that enjoy these "benefits."
Microsoft is charging up to $ 200 to upgrade Windows 7
Microsoft 365 E5 is the most expensive firm for companies, It includes Windows 10, the suite Office, OneDrive for the Company, advanced protection against threats and more. The government plan offers the same characteristics, but is designed to follow the "regulatory controls" defined by the government.
You can also buy only one subscription to the operating system, such as Windows E5 or Windows E3 To Windows E3 customers they will be charged $ 25 per PC annually if you want to upgrade to Windows 7 by 2020. The price increases to $ 50 in the second year and $ 100 in the third year.
The values are higher for companies running Windows 10 Pro: $ 50 per PC in the first year, then $ 100 and $ 200. See the table below:
|Annual price per device||Windows Pro||Windows E3||Windows E5||Windows Virtual Desktop|
|First year||$ 50||$ 25||Free||Free for Windows 7 virtual desktops|
|Second year||$ 100||$ 50|
|Third year||$ 200||$ 100|