Only These Skylake PCs Running Win 7/8.1 Are Supported by Microsoft Until July 2017
If you are using an Intel Skylake powered PC and still love to use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you would have been extremely pissed at Microsoft’s decision of forced upgradation to Windows 10.
The tool they are using extensively here is the lack of support, but it looks like about 100 different models from NEC, HP, Dell and Lenovo are going to be covered on those fronts – until July 2017.
Microsoft has published a list of PC models that use the older operating systems and committed to supporting them for another 18 months. After that, the forced upgrade to Windows 10 will be the only option you will have.
[OEMs have] identified over 100 models of systems with Intel’s 6th generation of processors, also known as Skylake, that will be supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Support will be provided until July 17, 2017 and its recommended that these systems be upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as possible.
Talking of the planned future updates, Microsoft has clearly stated that the respective OEMs are to validate updates and so on:
For each of the supported systems listed on the OEM pages, the OEM has committed to additional testing, regular validation of Windows Updates, and publishing drivers and firmware for Windows 10 on Windows Update which will help unlock the security and power management benefits of Windows 10 once the systems are upgraded.
Was your Skylake PC on that list?