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How do you pay extra for win 7 support for one year?

How do you pay extra for win 7 support for one year?
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You contact a Microsoft Authorized Partner - most consultants who work with Windows are.  If they can sell Office 365 they can sell you the additional year of updates for Windows 7.
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Indeed, where XP was an option for big Enterprise customers, now you can buy even just 1 license through an MS authorised reseller. Though the advertised pricing on many sites (50 bucks) is not correct, it's a tad over 70 bucks.
Side note:  Microsoft does not intend this to be a long-term project.  What I've read says the price will double every year; then, at some point MS will cut it off regardless except for government and large corporations.  The intent is to stabilize mission-critical existing W7 systems enough that eventually the price will be prohibitive and they will be migrated to W10.

Year 1:  $50
Year 2:  $100
Year 3:  $200
Year 4:  $400
Year 5:  $800
Year 6:  $1600
Actually, it's planned to stop after year 3.
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when you pay for the 1 year of upgrades, what do you get? A MSI file that you click on? how do I get this to the customer who is not an O365 user? I buy it from a MS reseller, but what it’s it and how do I tell the computer it’s Ass is covered for 1 more year ? :-)
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