Microsoft extends Skylake support for Windows 7 and 8.1 until July 2018

Microsoft has announced that Skylake support for Windows 7 and 8.1 has been extended, and the end of support date is now July 2018.

This decision was made to ensure a smoother move for business to Windows 10.

  1. To help provide greater flexibility for customers who have longer deployment timeframes to Windows 10, the support period for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices on Skylake systems will be extended by one year: from July 17, 2017 to July 17, 2018.
  2. Also, after July 2018, all critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for Skylake systems until extended support ends for Windows 7, January 14, 2020 and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023.

Source: TechNet

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