How to disable out of support full-screen notification on Windows 7

If you're still running Windows 7, you can disable the out of support full screen notification using these steps.

Disable out of support Windows 7 notification
Disable out of support Windows 7 notification

Windows 7 has reached the end of its life cycle on January 14, 2020, and to make sure that users are aware of the risks of running an unsupported operating system, since January 15, Microsoft enabled a new full screen popup on devices running Windows 7 recommending to switch to Windows 10.

The new full screen popup is part of the new “EOSNotify” program that installs automatically with update KB4530734.

Once the update is installed, using the Task Scheduler, Windows 7 will trigger the “Your Windows 7 PC is out of support” notification with the following message: “As of January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 has come to an end. Your PC is more vulnerable to viruses and malware due to: no security updates, no software updates, and no tech support. Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows 10 on a new PC for latest security features and protection against malicious software.”

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to stop the full screen version of the out of support message on Windows 7.

How to disable Windows 7 out of support full screen message

To disable the “Your Windows 7 PC is out of support” message, click the “Don’t remind me again” option, or use these steps:

Warning: It’s very important to note that modifying the Windows Registry can cause serious problems if not used properly. It’s assumed you know what you’re doing and that you have created a full backup of your system before proceeding.
  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for regedit and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Browse the following path:

  4. Right-click the EOSNotify key, select New, and click on Key.

    EOSNotify registry key
    EOSNotify registry key
    Quick tip: If the “EOSNotify” key is not available, right-click the CurrentVersion key, select New, click on Key, and name it EOSNotify.
  5. Name the key DiscontinueEOS and press Enter. (If the “DiscontinueEOS” already exists skip step No. 5 and continue with step No. 6.)

  6. Double-click the newly created key.

  7. Set the key value from 0 to 1.

    DiscontinueEOS key to disable out of support Windows 7 notification
    DiscontinueEOS key to disable out of support Windows 7 notification
  8. Click the OK button.

  9. Restart your computer.

Once you complete the steps, the Windows 7 out of support message will no longer nag you about upgrading to Windows 10, but you should strongly consider switching to a supported version of the operating system.

Although you can always use the “Don’t remind me again” option, following the steps now will prevent you from ever seeing the message on your device.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].