Support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on a PC with Intel Skylake extended to 2018
In January, Microsoft announced its intention to restrict support to Windows 7 and 8.1 computers with Intel processors Skylake. The company announced that starting from July 2017, users of these systems will only get really important, the most critical security updates.
As a strong argument in favor of this decision, Microsoft pointed to the fact that previous versions of Windows support not all features of latest Intel processors of the sixth generation. For example, according to the software giant, laptop-based Skylake can provide much higher graphics performance and three times the battery life, working running Windows 10 than Windows 7.
Now, getting a lot of feedback from users (mainly corporate), Microsoft has changed its decision. If you have a desktop computer or any other device that is equipped with a Skylake processor and is running Windows 7 or 8.1, you will get support updates until July 2018.
After this date, the company will only be releasing critical security updates until the day of complete cessation of support for Windows 7 (January 14, 2020) and Windows 8.1 (January 10, 2023).