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Dell support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on the Skylake chipset





This article provides the information on "Dell Windows 7 and 8.1 support for Intel Skylake chipset systems".


Microsoft and Intel are limiting the support life of the Skylake C


This article provides the information on "Dell Windows 7 and 8.1 support for Intel Skylake chipset systems".


Microsoft and Intel are limiting the support life of the Skylake Chipset on Windows 7 and 8.1.

As Microsoft prepares to migrate customers to the Windows 10 Operating System, their Windows Experience Blog has announced that they will, through July 17, 2018, on Skylake devices shown on the supported list, also provide support for the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Operating Systems. After this date, Microsoft will address the most critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates for the Skylake configurations and will release these updates if the update does not risk the reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform or other devices (additional details from Microsoft).


Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 support for the Skylake Chipset on Dell Systems.

This list of Dell Skylake systems will be supported with Windows 7 and 8.1 through July 17, 2018. After July 2018, only critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be released. Dell recommends that customers upgrade Skylake systems to Windows 10 to continue receiving support after July 2018 or consider Dell ProSupport services. Dell will continue to provide "best effort" support for Skylake systems with Win 7/8.1 through our ProSupport service. Click here for details on ProSupport. For more information regarding Microsoft’s support lifecycle for Windows, please see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle FAQ.

NOTE: Microsoft originally indicated Skylake support would end in 2017. On March 17, 2016, Microsoft announced they extended this support through July 2018.

Latitude 12 7000 Series (E7270)

Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7470)

Latitude 12 5000 Series (E5270)

Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5470)

Latitude 15 5000 Series (E5570)

Latitude 14 3000 Series (3470)

Latitude 15 3000 Series (3570)

Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7275)

Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 (5175)

Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 (5179)

Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme 7414

Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme 7214

Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme 5414

Latitude 13 Notebook 7370

OptiPlex 7000 Series (7040)

OptiPlex 5000 Series (5040)

OptiPlex 3000 Series (3040)

OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-in-One (7440)

OptiPlex 22 3000 Series All-in-One (3240)

Precision 15 7000 Series (7510)

Precision 15 5000 Series (5510)

Precision 15 3000 Series (3510)

Precision 17 7000 Series (7710)

Precision Tower 3000 Series (3420)

Precision Tower 3000 Series (3620)

Vostro 24 5000 Series (5450)

Vostro Desktop 3000 Series (3650)

Vostro Desktop 3000 Series (3653)

Vostro Desktop 3000 Series (3250)

Vostro 14 5000 Series (5459)

Vostro 14 3000 Series (3459)

Vostro 15 3000 Series (3559)

Inspiron 17 7000 Series (5759)

Inspiron 14 5000 Series (5457)

Inspiron 14 5000 Series (5459)

Inspiron 15 5000 Series (5557)

Inspiron 15 5000 Series (5559)

Inspiron 14 3000 Series (3459)

Inspiron 15 3000 Series (3559)

Inspiron 20 3000 Series All-in-One (3059)

Inspiron Desktop 3000 Series (3250)

Inspiron Desktop 3000 Series (3650)

Inspiron 24 7000 Series All-in-One (7459)

Inspiron 24 5000 Series All-in-One (5459)

Inspiron 24 3000 Series All-in-One (3459)

XPS 15 (9550)

XPS 13 (9350)

XPS 8900

Alienware X51 R3

Alienware 13 R2

Alienware 15 R2

Alienware 17 R3

Embedded Box PC 5000


Additional Information:

For additional information, see this Microsoft Windows Blog entry:

Windows 10 Embracing Silicon Innovation



Article ID: SLN300777

Last Date Modified: 07/20/2016 10:38 AM


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