Support for Windows 7 is Ending Soon

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As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft® will no longer be supporting Windows® 7.

What does this mean?

After the cutoff date, computers using the Windows 7 operating system will continue to function, but Microsoft will no longer offer the following:

  • Technical support
  • Software updates
  • Security updates or fixes

Without the above from Microsoft, any computer running Windows 7 will be at greater risk for viruses and malware.

Does this impact any older generation Instron® products?

Yes. Bluehill® 2 software (any version), Bluehill 3 software (v3.72 and older only), and AVE 1/SVE 1 video extensometers operate on Windows 7 and are not compatible with Windows 10 or newer operating systems. If you are using Windows 7 with any of these products, your testing system will be at greater risk after January 14, 2020.


What should you do?

Contact your local Instron office as soon as possible for information about Windows 10 upgrade options to keep your systems running safely.