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Microsoft surrenders: Skylake processors will continue to receive support from Windows 7 and Windows 8 without time limit

Microsoft is retracting its announcement early this year to cut support for processors with computers Of Intel

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In an effort to encourage user migration to Windows 10, Microsoft announced in January this year that it would shorten support for computers with Skylake processors, the sixth generation of processors , Which will run earlier versions of - including the popular 7 and 8.1 versions.

This year's update of "10 Windows"
This year's update of "10 Windows" (Source: Microsoft website)

Microsoft has decided to support these computers for 18 months in total, a time period that is considered particularly short. Usually components are supported under operating systems for periods of 5 years or more. The company also announced that computers with processors Older people will continue to receive support, so it is very likely that this was a marketing step to promote the new operating system.

A little adoption of 10 windows should slow down significantly in the near future
A little adoption of 10 should slow down significantly in the near future

Following the pressure from users and organizations, Microsoft has withdrawn. In the weekend Has released On its website that in view of the concern that organizations will not be able to move to 10 windows, will release the Skylake processors from the support circuit together with the X- Scheduled: For "7" windows, this is January 2020 and for "8.1" three years later.

The Skylake processors again receive a standard support period
CPUs Again you get a standard support period

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that future generations of Intel and Intel processors,, Led by Kaby Lake processors, will be officially supported only under the new version of , So new computer owners will have to think twice before deciding to give it up. However, based on the current case, it is impossible to know whether the giant Redmond will have to change its policy again.


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  1. Windows 10 system garbage - so many problems, so little support. It is unbelievable that it is really on the market and that people really need to upgrade to it.

      1. Do you say that if I did a clean installation, and did not upgrade, I would not accept all these faults?

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