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.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Mar 18 2016 8:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

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.

Windows 7, 8 will support Skylake for an extra year | TweakTown.com

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 SOURCE:blogs.technet.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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