What is the long term plan for Windows 7 Professional Embedded based systems?
Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows 7 Service Pack 2 in January of 2020, and this can be confusing to customers who have NewTek products that utilize Windows 7 Standard or Professional Embedded OS. Microsoft has announced an Extended Security Update program that will deliver critical and important updates to the Windows 7 Standard and Professional Embedded branch through to January 14, 2023. Extended Security Updates will be distributed if and when available. This extended support should give confidence to customers that currently own Windows 7 Standard or Professional Embedded based systems.
Those looking for official confirmation from Microsoft can read the support article here.
My NewTek system runs on Windows 7, can I upgrade the Operating System to Windows 10?
The Windows 7 Embedded operating system does not support upgrading to any version of Windows 10. NewTek software developed for Windows 7 Embedded operating systems is specific to the environment originally shipped. Customers attempting to upgrade to retail versions of Windows 10 are discouraged as doing so can result in loss of features and functionality with an untested operating environment.
What are my options if I need a system with Windows 10?
Please contact your local NewTek Reseller for options.
Which NewTek systems have Microsoft Windows 10 installed?
- TriCaster® TC1
- Talkshow® VS400 and Talkshow® VS100
- VMC1™ OUT Studio Output Module
- NC1 Studio IO Module
- NC1 IN Studio Input Module
- TriCaster® Mini Advanced (All TriCaster® Mini Advanced systems shipped after April 15, 2019 will come with Microsoft Windows 10.)
- TriCaster® 410 Plus
- 3Play® 3P1