Hardware and software longevity

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OP wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 8,144
Microsoft, for Skylake CPU, and Win 7, 8.1

With Skylake CPU, for users of Windows 7 and 8.1, Microsoft in 2016 tried but backtracked twice (2016 and 2017) to prematurely end Win 7 and 8.1 to 18 months after purchasing a PC with Skylake CPU. Win 7 end of support is in 2020 and Win 8.1 end of support is in 2023.

https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-caves-in-again---will-support-skylake-pcs-on-windows-7-and-81/

"Microsoft announced today that it has completely backtracked from this policy. All Skylake PCs will be supported normally on Windows 7 and 8.1. Extended support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020, and for 8.1, it's January 10, 2023, so those are the dates that users of the operating systems can expect to stop receiving patches.

It's also worth noting that today's change only applies to Skylake. All future 'silicon platforms' will still require Windows 10, which includes Intel's seventh generation Kabylake and AMD's Bristol Ridge."

https://www.howtogeek.com/311743/how-and-why-microsoft-blocks-windows-7-updates-on-new-pcs/

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