Windows 7 Support on Intel Skylake based systems extended through January 14, 2020


Windows 7 Support on Intel Skylake based systems extended through January 14, 2020



This article describes Microsoft Windows 7 Support timeline on Intel Skylake based systems.


Extension of Windows 7 downgrade availability

Microsoft recently extended the Windows 10 Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 (Win10 Pro DGR) that was scheduled to expire on October 31, 2016, to October 31, 2017.

As a result, Dell may now offer downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7 or 8.1 (Win10 Pro DGR) to our customers through October 31, 2017.

Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 will still go End of Life (EOL) on October 31, 2016. After November 1, 2016, all new orders will be Windows 10 or Windows 10 Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 only.

NOTE: Intel’s Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake, and AMD’s Bristol Ridge, and all other future silicon will only be supported on Windows 10.



Windows 7 Support on Skylake has been extended to Jan 2020

Support for systems on the Skylake supported systems list will be extended to the end of support dates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 products respectively,

End of support dates for Windows products can be found on the Support Lifecycle Website and below for Win 7 and 8.1.

Client operating systems End of mainstream support End of extended support
Windows 7 January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020
Windows 8 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023

If you are using Windows 7 or 8.1 on a Intel Skylake system, you are encouraged to migrate to Windows 10 as soon as possible, prior to the end of support dates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

NOTE: Intel’s Kaby Lake, Apollo Lake, and AMD’s Bristol Ridge, and all other future silicon will only be supported on Windows 10.



Article ID: SLN302926

Last Date Modified: 08/15/2018 10:02 AM

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