Microsoft will end support for Windows Thin PC in October

Microsoft will end official support for Windows Thin PC in October. Thin PC was an alternative to virtual desktops whose standard support was no longer available for some time.

Microsoft writes about the shutdown in a short post on its own forum. Windows Thin PC support will officially end on October 12 this year. This concerns the Extended Support. Standard support for Thin PC was discontinued in 2016, but some companies are still using the service and were able to get extended security support for a fee. Microsoft recommends that users move to an alternative remote desktop environment.

Windows Thin PC was released in 2011 and is based on Windows Embedded 7. The software is a stripped-down version of Windows 7 that is intended to run on older hardware that cannot be easily upgraded. The operating system was missing several components such as the .NET framework and Microsoft apps such as the Gallery software. Users were also unable to add or remove software.