Microsoft has lately revealed that devices powered by Intel’s new Skylake lineup of processors will require Windows 10 beginning July 17, 2017, so they’ll continue to be supported even if they run Windows 7 or 8.1 for pretty much 18 even more months.
Moreover, Redmond says that new processors will need Windows 10 by default, so you can find just about zero chances to purchase a new computer sometime in the subsequent couple of years and run anything but this new operating program.
In a help web page currently, Microsoft reveals the list of devices that are presently equipped with Skylake and which will continue to receive help until July 17, 2017, even if they run Windows 7 or 8.1. Following this date, however, they’ll need to be upgraded to Windows 10.
The complete list includes devices from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and NEC, all of which have agreed to create Windows 10 mandatory beginning mid-2017.
“For each and every with the supported systems listed on the OEM pages, the OEM has committed to extra testing, standard validation of Windows Updates, and publishing drivers and firmware for Windows 10 on Windows Update which will assist unlock the safety and power management benefits of Windows 10 as soon as the systems are upgraded,” Microsoft says.
Terry Myerson, head of the OS group at microsoft office 2016, has explained that the switch from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10 is needed since the distinction in efficiency, security, and stability on new CPUs such as Skylake is enormous in favor with the new operating program.
“Compared to Windows 7 PC’s, Skylake when combined with Windows 10, enables as much as 30x improved graphics and 3x the battery life – using the unmatched safety of Credential Guard utilizing silicon supported virtualization,” Myerson says.
But there is no doubt this forced change will once again lead to criticism against the organization, specifically in mid-2017, when Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs with Skylake will quit finding updates.