Microsoft Extends Support Skylake processors and Windows 7 8.1




Microsoft has decided to extend the limited support of Skylake processors under Windows 7 and 8.1. The support policy is adjusted so that users with older operating systems have one year more time to move to Windows 10.

Microsoft Microsoft indicates that the new end date to support Windows 7 and 8.1 is now July 17, 2018. The company claims to have made this change in response to feedback from corporate customers who are in various stages of the introduction of Windows 10. The security updates for both systems will play for Skylake configurations until the end of extended support. Windows 7 is that January 14, 2020 and for Windows 8.1 is January 10, 2023.

Microsoft made ​​in January announced that business customers Skylake systems from July 17, 2017 should move to Windows 10 in order to receive more support from Microsoft itself. For corporate customers with AMD processors this respect CPUs from Bristol Ridge series. As it turns out this is some corporate customers shot in the wrong way. The adjustments included in the revised policy to support policy .

The company states that must make the changes customers to purchase modern hardware, while they are doing a migration to Windows 10.


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