Earlier this year, Microsoft made a strange and unpopular decisions that will stop a new hardware device support for older Windows systems. Considering Microsoft’s urgent desire to promote new Windows 10, especially forcing enterprise users to abandon old systems and use of new systems is not surprising. Zhiqian, Microsoft said it would stop on July 17, 2017 Skylake processor supports Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 System. But Microsoft seems to be introducing this date be delayed until 2018.
In fact, Microsoft announced in January a decision did not cause too much “panicked”, from a technical perspective, Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 system will continue until January 4, 2020, and support for Windows 8.1 system is will not stop until January 10, 2023. Microsoft’s early strategy is limited to buying Skylake new processor products, users will have only Windows 10 this choice, not like you can now select a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 System.