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Offline bellgamin

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Support for Windows 7?
« on: January 29, 2020, 03:54:01 AM »
Can you please let us know how long SecureAPlus will continue to support Windows 7?

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Re: Support for Windows 7?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 09:07:06 AM »
As long as it is at least Windows 7 Service Pack 1, we do not have any plan to end the support yet.

The reason why it has to be at least Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is because currently the code signing is moving towards sha256 algorithm.
Prior to Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Microsoft only supports sha1 algorithm.
Some early version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 does not support sha256, but this can be fixed by installing the following patch: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3033929

For those who update their Windows 7 regularly shouldn't have any issue, as Microsoft has prepared this move from last year: https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/4472027/2019-sha-2-code-signing-support-requirement-for-windows-and-wsus
« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 09:11:10 AM by hendy »