Should "ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1" be installed on Windows 10?


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Should "ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1" be installed on Windows 10?


    This turned up in my Geek Uninstaller as an entry and it seems very out of place. My HP Laptop Pavilion dv7 is starting to run slow with more frequent application crashes. I had to do a hard reboot a little earlier as well. Every start-up and every user profile start-up has a long period of a blank black screen, then eventually does start up. But it is much slower than normal.

    So I'm uninstalling recently installed stuff and noticed this "ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1". In Windows 10? What the heck? The Microsoft website says it has something to do with making Windows 7 more efficient.

    Does anyone know anything about this? Could this be part of my problem?
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  2. Posts : 13,695
    Windows10
       #2

    Uninstall it.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi Cereberus. Can you elaborate please?
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  4. Posts : 1,092
    Win 10 Pro x64
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  5. Posts : 60
    Win 7 64 bit Pro
       #5

    ESU for MS WINDOWS 7 SP1 under Win 10 - should I remove it?


    My HP DV7 also has ESU for MS WIN 7 SP1. Should I remove it? Should I try to find the version for MS Win 10 (1903)? No one answered this thread 3 years ago but it is still a viable question.
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  6. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    It was answered. The answer was "Uninstall it". @derekimo also provided a link to some additional info.
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  7. Posts : 25,076
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    pbug56 said:
    My HP DV7 also has ESU for MS WIN 7 SP1. Should I remove it? No one answered this thread 3 years ago but it is still a viable question.
    ESU stands for Extended Security Updates. These W7 updates are of no use whatsoever for W10. Uninstall it.

    Windows 7 ESU include security updates for critical and important issues as defined by Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) for a maximum of three years after January 14, 2020. After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7 and you have not purchased Extended Security Updates, the computer will no longer receive security updates.
    https://support.microsoft.com/help/4...-for-windows-7

    Should I try to find the version for MS Win 10 (1903)?

    There isn't one. 1903 is currently in full support.
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