Windows 7 and 8 support for Skylake devices extended for another year

Windows 7 and 8 support for Skylake devices extended for another year
Microsoft has said this week that they will continue support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on Intel Skylake devices, fully guaranteeing extended support until July 17th, 2018.

After that date, users will still receive some critical updates: "After July 2018, all critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for Skylake systems until extended support ends for Windows 7, January 14, 2020 and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023."



The update includes PCs and Skylake-embedded devices.

Source:
ZDNet


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Mar 2016 12:44
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PC Windows Intel Skylake
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  • 3 comments
  • LarryJP

    Yea . . . and my local Super Market promotes their "On Sale" products within weeks of Raising Prices on those very same products. ORIGINAL price = 2.98, NEW price = 4.48, SALE PRICE 3.59

    M/S's ORIGINAL support = 2020, NEW support = 2017, Extended (SALE) support = 2018 . . . .
    Ohhhhh how Blessed we all feel now due to your "New-Found-Generosity" ! ( SARCASM "OFF" )

    YAWN !

    20.3.2016 15:26 #1

  • KillerBug

    My pre-skylake Intel CPU is still faster than all but a few of the skylake processors...does this mean they are cutting off support for me, but keeping it for people who have processors less than half as fast, even when most of their updates have absolutely nothing to do with the CPU architecture?


    21.3.2016 08:15 #2

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by KillerBug: My pre-skylake Intel CPU is still faster than all but a few of the skylake processors...does this mean they are cutting off support for me, but keeping it for people who have processors less than half as fast, even when most of their updates have absolutely nothing to do with the CPU architecture? Good question. I find it all a bit bizarre.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    DSE VZ300-
    Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

    21.3.2016 23:47 #3

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