Windows 7 Operating System End of Life


Last updated: 10/19/2023

Original Publication: 03/05/2019

BD communicates with our customers about cybersecurity vulnerabilities to help healthcare providers manage potential risks through awareness and guidance.

This notification provides product security information and recommendations related to a security vulnerability found within specified versions of Microsoft’s decision to end support for the Windows 7 Operating System. The contents of this notification will be disclosed publicly on the BD Product Security website ( and is voluntarily reported by BD to Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) where BD participates, including the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC). Read Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure to learn more about our disclosure process.

Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 Operating System (OS) after January 14, 2020 and for Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 on October 13, 2020. As a result, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for devices running Windows 7. (1).

Mitigations & Compensating Controls

BEGIN UPDATE A: Oct 19, 2023

Effective October 10, 2023, Microsoft® ended technology support for Windows® Embedded Standard 7 (“Windows 7”). This means all devices operating on Windows 7 will no longer receive the support necessary from Microsoft to provide the latest security protections.

Below is an updated table of BD products that run on Windows 7 and are End of Life:

BD Offerings Running Windows 7Remediation 
 Upgrade** to Windows 10End of Life
BD Pyxis™ MedBank 200 
BD Pyxis™ MedBank 200 CUBIE™ Replenishment Station 
BD Pyxis™ MedBank 500 
BD Pyxis™ MedBank 500 CUBIE™ Replenishment Station 
BD Pyxis™ MedFlex 1.0 
BD Pyxis™ PharmoPack 

BD strongly recommends that you meet with your business and technical leaders to identify what options are best suited for your environment. Please contact your BD Sales Representative for more information.

END UPDATE A: Oct 19, 2023

The BD offerings listed below have been identified as having a Windows 7 Operating System (OS)*. In some cases, BD will offer ongoing support for BD offerings running Windows 7 operating system as noted below.

BD Offerings Running Windows 7Remediation
 Upgrade** to Windows 10Extension of Windows 7 Support through October 2023End of Life
BD Accuri™ C6  
BD FACSAria™ Fusion  
BD FACSCanto™ 10-color  
BD FACSCanto™ 10-color clinical  
BD FACSCanto™ II  
BD FACSCanto™ II clinical  
BD FACSCelesta™  
BD FACSJazz™  
BD FACSLink™  
BD FACSSample Prep Assistant™ III  
BD FACSVerse™  
LSRFortessa™ X-20  
BD EpiCenter™  
BD Kiestra™ InoqulA™  
BD Kiestra™ WCAUnder review, Configuration dependent  
BD Kiestra™ TLAUnder review, Configuration dependent  
BD Phoenix™ M50  
BD DataLink™  
BD Totalys™ Multiprocessor  
BD Totalys™ SlidePrep  
BD Viper LT™  
BD™ Bruker MALDI Biotyper™  
BD Innova
BD Pyxis™ MedStation™ ES 
BD Pyxis™ Anesthesia System ES 
Pyxis™ MedStation™ ES Integrated Main system 
BD Pyxis™ MedStation™ 4000 
BD Pyxis™ Anesthesia Station 4000 
BD Pyxis™ CUBIE System 
BD Pyxis™ CIISafeWindows 10 not available on current hardware; Other product update avenue provided 
BD Pyxis™ SupplyStation™ 
BD Pyxis™ StockStation 
BD Pyxis™ CathRack 
Sherlock 3CG™ Standalone Tip Confirmation Systems (NL2)Windows 10 not available; Other product update avenue provided 
Sherlock 3CG™ Standalone Tip Confirmation Systems (NL3)Windows 10 not available; Other product update avenue provided 
Site~Rite Vision® II Ultrasound SystemsWindows 10 not available; Other product update avenue provided 
Site~Rite® 8 Ultrasound Systems


— Note: The following BD offerings will not be upgraded to Windows 10 or include any further security updates for Windows 7 operating systems, however maintenance and support for the product will be continued: BD Innova™, BD BACTEC™ Touch and Site~Rite® 8 Ultrasound Systems.

*This is not a comprehensive list and there may be additional products running Windows 7 that are not listed

**Upgrade availability may not apply to all customers and may incur a cost based on individual customer contract

(1) Microsoft’s decision to end support for the Windows 7 Operating System after January 14, 2020:


BD is expected to upgrade specified impacted products to a Windows 10 OS. BD may elect to provide extended support beyond the commercial end of support date originally provided by Microsoft, or end support for selected BD offerings due to their legacy components.

Timeline expectations will be provided to each customer by their appropriate representative.

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