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Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Is Ending — What Does that Mean?

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is ending support for their Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

As are we.

After January 14, 2020, we will no longer support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Esri software. If you are still using Esri software on these operating systems, we highly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 or newer version of Windows Server, such as Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019, before January 2020.

If you stay on these older operating systems after January 14, 2020, you can continue to use Esri software, but it will not be supported. Esri will not be able to address defects related to Microsoft operating systems no longer supported.

These changes are published in the Deprecated Features – Year-End 2018 document on the Esri Support site.

About the author

Richard Kachelriess is Esri’s Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Pro. He has worked on a wide range of Esri's products, including ArcGIS Server; the geodatabase; imagery; ArcGIS Online content, such as basemaps, the Living Atlas, and Streetmap Premium; and Esri's open technologies and solutions, such as ArcGIS Open Data, Esri Geoportal Server, ArcGIS for INSPIRE, the ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap. He has also been a President of Esri’s Toastmasters club. Richard’s background includes an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, a Geology degree from Florida Atlantic University, and work as a Hydrologic Technician with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) researching water quality in the Florida Everglades. You can follow Richard on Twitter @kachelriess.

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