Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Thin PC on October 12, 2021
Windows Thin PC is an operating system developed by Microsoft based on embedded Windows 7. This operating system is similar to a lightweight operating system and is mainly for enterprise customers.
With the help of Windows Thin PC, enterprises can turn low-configured hardware into usable equipment, helping them make better use of equipment to exert their productivity and improve their production efficiency.
This operating system, which was released in 2011, has received 10-year security support, and its mainstream support has ended on October 11, 2016, and transferred to extended support.
In a blink of an eye, 5 years have passed. Now that Windows Thin PC’s extended security support is about to expire, Microsoft claims that Windows Thin PC will completely end its life cycle on October 12, 2021.
For now, there should be very few companies that still use the system, but in some traditional companies, this type of equipment usually does not upgrade for many years after deployment.
Microsoft can naturally count how many companies are still running Windows Thin PC through telemetry data, so Microsoft released a blog to remind companies that they need to complete the upgrade as soon as possible.
If the company cannot upgrade in time, it will lead to the failure of subsequent Windows Thin PC to obtain security updates.
Therefore, it is unwise for enterprises to continue to use the old Windows Thin PC, which may seriously weaken the security of the enterprise’s intranet environment.
Microsoft’s suggestion is that if companies still need to use similar services, they can consider migrating to the updated remote desktop client service provided by Microsoft.