Microsoft to End Support for Windows 7

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Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7, Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 operating systems (OS) on January 14th 2020.

Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7, Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 operating systems (OS) on January 14th 2020.

As of January 14th 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for Windows 7.

From this date, machines running the OS may be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

What should I do?

Microsoft recommends that users still operating Windows 7, Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, or lower, should upgrade to Windows 10 before January 14th 2020. This will ensure that security risks are minimised.

What are the implications?

Users of Dassault Systèmes‘ products could find themselves using the product on an unsupported OS. And, as Windows 10 may not be compatible with older hardware, users may be required to upgrade their hardware.

Will Dassault Systèmes products work on Windows 10?

Thankfully, most products are likely to remain functional. But, Dassault Systèmes recommend that users avoid continued use as the software has only been tested on specific hardware.

Bug fixes will be provided for releases on the correct OS (see compatibility table below).

Additionally, Dassault Systèmes products will be given individual end of support dates.

At the time of publishing this article, the following are currently being supported and maintained:

Which OS is compatible with which release of CATIA?

Please refer to the compatibility chart below to determine the supported OS of Dassault Systèmes CATIA products:

Windows XP Windows 7 SP1 Windows 10
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5R18 x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5R19 x x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5R20 x x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5R21 x x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2012 x x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2013 x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2014 x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2015 x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2016 x x*1,2
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2017 x x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2018 x x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2019 x
CATIA / SMARTEAM V5-6R2020 x
CATIA V6R2013x x
3DEXPERIENCE 2014x x
3DEXPERIENCE 2015x x
3DEXPERIENCE 2016x x x*3
3DEXPERIENCE 2017x x x
3DEXPERIENCE 2018x x x
3DEXPERIENCE 2019x x
3DEXPERIENCE 2020x x

 

*1 – From SP2 Onwards only (CATIA Only)

*2 – From SP4 Onwards only (SmarTeam Only)

*3 – From R2016x.FP.CFA.1605 only

NOTE:

This is a generic compatibility chart taken from the latest service pack and/or fix pack available at the time of creating this chart. Only the most popular Windows Operating Systems have been considered.

For specific compatibility of service pack and/or fix packs, please refer to the correct Dassault Systèmes program directory.

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