Monday, March 19, 2018

Revised Windows 7 Skylake support by Hardware Vendors

Recently customers pressured us to accelerate Windows10 projects as they are loosing Windows 7 Skylake supported devices. And there are good news but as still it depends.

1. Windows 7 support is only given until Skylake (Intel 6th Generation). If you want to go with newer processors then you have to speed up with your Windows 10 migration.

2. If you are willing to stay with Skylake then you will receive Windows Support until January 2020.

"New Skylake devices on the supported list will also be supported with all applicable security updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 through the end of support dates. During the support period, these systems should be upgraded to Windows 10 to continue receiving support after the period ends. Be aware that all support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020 for all devices and support will end for Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023."
According to: FAQ: What is the support policy for Windows 7/8.1 devices with Intel’s sixth generation of processors (also known as Skylake) that was released in late 2015?

3. Many of the hardware vendors extended the availability of certain Skylake systems until end of 2019. Also here its a decision of the hardware vendor how long they will support.


This slide is from the Dell Client Solutions Roadshow 2018. I recommend to attend this roadshow for more information's. And/or contact your Dell representative! 

HP, Lenovo and others are extending as well. For more Information's visit