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Microsoft: Skylake owners must upgrade to Windows 10 within 18 months, future CPUs will require it

Question asked by kingfish on Jan 19, 2016

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"Microsoft has announced some significant changes to its long-term support model, and recent Intel Skylake buyers will need to pay particular attention. Going forward, Microsoft will no longer offer this kind of long-term support for previous operating systems, and Intel Skylake customers will be the first to be impacted by the change.

Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support. This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon, while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with previous generations of platform and silicon. For example, Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” silicon, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” silicon."