Windows 7 End of Life

Extended Support for Windows 7
ends on January 14, 2020:


Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet

Calculate How Fast You Need To Be Going


How to find all the remaining Windows 7 machines in AD

You can grab a list of all the computer objects in Active Directory with PowerShell using a script like this:
Get-ADComputerInfo.ps1 Computer Account Data Script

Use the CSV file to identify machines that are already at Windows 10 and those that still need to get upgraded.

Modern Workplace Strategy

If your plan is just focused on getting rid of Windows 7 and not on building a Modern Workplace, you are likely to fail with Windows 10! Adopt Windows as a Service and Office as a Service now, not after Windows 7 is gone. Get as many modern features lit up as possible with each Win 10 installation.

A Windows 10 Modern Workplace Strategy focuses on:

Server and Workstation Operating Systems

As you run the PowerShell script above to find your systems, you might find some systems even older than Windows 7. If so, use the chart below to find out when they exited Mainstream and/or Extended Support.

Operating System  End of
Mainstream Support 
End of
Extended Support 
Windows Server 2016 2022-01-11 2027-01-11
Windows Server 2012 R2 2018-10-09 2023-10-10
Windows Server 2012 2018-10-09 2023-10-10
Windows Server 2008 SP2 2015-01-13 2020-01-14
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 2015-01-13 2020-01-14
Windows Server 2003 SP2 2010-07-13 2015-07-14
Windows 2000 Server SP4 2005-06-30 2010-07-13

Operating System  End of
Mainstream Support 
End of
Extended Support 
Windows 10 See Win 10 lifecycle fact sheet
Windows 8.1 2018-01-09 2023-01-10
Windows 8 2016-01-12 2016-01-12
Windows 7 SP1 2015-01-13 2020-01-14
Windows Vista SP2 2012-04-10 2017-04-11
Windows XP SP3 2009-04-14 2014-04-08
Windows 2000 Workstation 2005-06-30 2010-07-13