To be compatible with other system configurations and meet the requirement to work efficiently, Microsoft has found another way to conquer a huge pie of market share of Operating System. As they had announced from now onwards all the processor after 6th generation Skylake processor and from upcoming CPUs from Intel, Qualcomm and AMD will run efficiently in its latest OS i.e Windows 10.
Microsoft spokesperson stated in a new blog post. “As many silicon generations are introduced in the market, for their smooth functioning they will require latest Windows OS,” Microsoft states on Friday. ” For Intel’s ‘Kaby Lake’ silicon, Qualcomm’s ‘8996’ silicon & AMD’s upcoming ‘Bristol Ridge’ silicon they will run only on Windows 10.
And, for its Microsoft enterprise customers, the company has introduced a list of approved Skylake systems which will be fully compatible with Windows 7 and 8.1. List includes Dell Latitude 12, Dell Latitude 13 7000 Ultrabook, Dell XPS 13, Lenovo ThinkPad T460s, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo ThinkPad P70, HP EliteBook Folio and HP EliteBook 1040 G3.
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From July 17, 2017, onwards whosoever runs Windows 7 or 8.1 on a Skylake-based PC will receive only “the most critical” security fixes from their end only if they don’t Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 other than Skylake-based PCs.
Microsoft said in a statement that it will support Windows 7 until January 14, 2020, & Windows 8.1 until Jan 10, 2023. And, if you are using these operating systems on older system then you will receive only update for few more years.
As for many years, Windows 7 was widely used because of its smooth functioning and compatibility. But, again Microsoft is again changing the market, by saying Windows 7 will run only on older system and Windows 10 will work smoothly on every latest configured system.