Over 100 Intel Skylake systems to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 until July 2017

Arif Bacchus

If your Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 system is one of the hundreds of models running on Intel’s Skylake processors, you might want to consider updating to Windows 10 soon. In fact, given Microsoft’s recent blog post on the topic, you’ll want to make your Windows 10 migration a real priority if you want to keep up with the latest CPU innovations.

Today, Microsoft published a very specific list of running the Intel Skylake processor for which support will be provided until July 17, 2017. This means that security fixes and patches for desktops and laptops running the processors on these units will end on this date.

Several OEM’s including Dell, HP, Lenovo, and NEC have already committed to additional testing to ensure that the systems will get the benefits from the Windows 10 update. Commitment includes validation of Windows Updates and driver and firmware updates delivered through Windows Update system. Each OEM will continuously update their lists of supported models as new ones are released.

You can click here to view the list of Dell HP, Lenovo, and NEC systems affected by the end of support. If you have questions if your system is affected, you should contact your computer manufacturer for more information. Microsoft will continuously update this page as OEM’s provide links to their supported system’s pages.

If you have not already updated, will this serve as another good reason to update to Windows 10 soon? Let us know in the comments below!