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Windows 7: Windows 7,and 8.1 support on Skylake platforms

05 Apr 2017   #1
ZARTT

Win-7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7,and 8.1 support on Skylake platforms

M/S has rejiggered their ongoing support policy for Win7, and 8.1 on the Skylake platform.
The company originally announced that all Win7, and 8.1 support for both Skylake, and Kabylake would cease.
Then they bowed to the pressure of the big dollar buyers, and announced on their website, continuing support for a list of their commercially manufactured Skylake P/C's, till the end of life of the two O/S's.
My question to M/S and the Win-7 community in general is," Where does a homebuilt P/C fit in this scheme?"
I just finished a nice Skylake rig for my wife and installed my completely legal Win 7 O/S on it.
My disc is pretty old, so M/S happily upgraded the O/S installation to current, with a 7 hour thrash of 267 updates.
Now I am worried that they will pull the rug out, and leave me hanging.
Does any one in this community know if a home built Skylake rig will qualify for continuing support with a Win 7 O/S?


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05 Apr 2017   #2
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Hi, I am a systems builder here in Australia and my manager and I have just been hacking this same question as many of our customers still order Win 7.
To the best of our understanding anything below Win 10 (that is still supported) will still be updated till end of life, that includes OEM home builds.
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06 Apr 2017   #3
ZARTT

Win-7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Microsoft Response to Skylake Question

Hello Perth:
It is totally amazing that I got a response to my question from a source almost 10,000 miles away.
Anyway thanks for your supportive information regarding this subject.
I finally got a response from the M/S people that addressed my concern for the homebuilder.
I have attached a screen shot of their response for your perusal.
This answer was their response to the third time I asked the same question, holding their feet closer to the fire each time.
M/S can really take obfuscation to a new level.
Be Well
Art.


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06 Apr 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Even skylake will be support security wise till 2020.
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07 Apr 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have responded to Microsoft several time for several years, that bouncing from link to link and then to more hyper links does not answer my question.

They are slow learners or very lazy.

Jack
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07 Apr 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don`t see why you`re getting so excited, my Z170 runs W7 perfectly and that`s all that matters to me, the less updates form Microsoft the better. All that should matter to you is your anti virus.

As long as you get security updates til 2020 what is your problem ?

The day MS stops bugging us with updates we will all have a celebration.

I want to use my PC, not be bothered by updates.

What do you mean pull the rug out ? What are you talking about ?

I could go out and buy a Kaby Lake and drop it in my board and not have 1 issue. All I have to do is update the Bios, but I have no intention of getting a Kaby Lake, there is no reason to.
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07 Apr 2017   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZARTT View Post
Does any one in this community know if a home built Skylake rig will qualify for continuing support with a Win 7 O/S?
A custom built PC will get the same updates that a store bought W7 PC will get, there is no difference.

Stop worrying so much
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07 Apr 2017   #8
redoak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I don`t see why you`re getting so excited, my Z170 runs W7 perfectly and that`s all that matters to me, the less updates form Microsoft the better. All that should matter to you is your anti virus.

As long as you get security updates til 2020 what is your problem ?

The day MS stops bugging us with updates we will all have a celebration.

I want to use my PC, not be bothered by updates.

What do you mean pull the rug out ? What are you talking about ?

I could go out and buy a Kaby Lake and drop it in my board and not have 1 issue. All I have to do is update the Bios, but I have no intention of getting a Kaby Lake, there is no reason to.
You would in fact have 1 large issue - If you were to put a Kaby Lake CPU in your machine, that would be the end of your updates from MS right then and there. Even though they are allegedly supporting Win7 until 2020. They will not deliver updates to Kaby Lake machines. So sorry!

I don't think the OP is being unreasonable in wondering what might happen, given that MS has shown themselve to be quite capable of doing just about anything.
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07 Apr 2017   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you say so

The answer to the OP`s last question is still a big Yes.

Oh, read reply #17 here.

Intel g4560 kabylake on windows 7 64 bit - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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08 Apr 2017   #10
ZARTT

Win-7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Win 7 on Skylake

I got a goodly amount of input from this forum, but in the end, I got the answer I needed from M/S.
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