[KB7292] Microsoft Windows Support Policy and ESET products

Issue

Solution

Support for the latest versions of Microsoft operating systems

Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows 11

As of January 2022, the latest versions of ESET home products and ESET business products for Windows desktop operating systems are compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Support for earlier versions of Microsoft operating systems

For more information about Microsoft's End of Support policies, visit this Microsoft article.
 
Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Support Status Last compatible ESET home product version Last compatible ESET business product version
Windows 8.1 
Extended Support (Until January 10, 2023)
Version 16 of ESET home products for Windows.
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows 8.1, review the ESET End of Life policy.
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows 8.1, review the ESET End of Life policy.
Windows 8
Ended (January 12, 2016)
Version 16 of ESET home products for Windows. 
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows 8, review the ESET End of Life policy.
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows 8, review the ESET End of Life policy.
Windows 7
Ended (January 14, 2020)
Version 16 of ESET home products for Windows. 
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows 7, review the ESET End of Life policy.
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows 7, review the ESET End of Life policy.
Vista
Ended (April 11, 2017)
 
You must upgrade your operating system and install the latest version of your ESET product.
XP
Ended (April 8, 2014)
 
You must upgrade your operating system and install the latest version of your ESET product.
A supported ESET business product is not available.
 
Windows Server 2008 R2
Ended (January 14, 2020)
N/A
Version 9 of ESET server products for Windows. 
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, review the ESET End of Life policy.
Windows Server 2008
Ended (January 14, 2020)
N/A
Version 9 of ESET server products for Windows. 
 
For more information about support for ESET products on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, review the ESET End of Life policy.

 


FAQ

  1. Will ESET products continue to protect my computer if I continue to use an unsupported operating system?
    We recommend that you keep your operating system and ESET product updated to the most recent version. Determine if an update is required.

  2. What will happen if I continue to use an unsupported operating system?
    Your computer will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. If it is very outdated, you may encounter more apps and devices that do not work with your operating system.

  3. Is Windows 7 Service Pack 1 supported?
    For the latest information on ESET products supporting Windows 7 Service Pack 1, refer to Microsoft Windows 7 end of support and ESET products.