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Windows 7, 8 will support Skylake for an extra year

Skylake users can delay the upgrade to Windows 10 another year now, if they wish
By: Sean Ridgeley | Operating Systems News | Posted: Mar 19, 2016 1:35 am

Intel Skylake users who aren't in any hurry to upgrade anything are in luck: Microsoft has extended Windows 7 and 8 support for the prized microarchitecture for an extra year, now extending to July 17, 2018. Extended support (critical updates) will continue until 2020 and 2023, respectively.

 

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The company says the change is a bid to "provide greater flexibility for customers who have longer deployment timeframes to Windows 10" (businesses especially fit into this category) and to help customers "purchase modern hardware with confidence, while continuing to manage their migrations to Windows 10."

NEWS SOURCES:Blogs.technet.com

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