You think that your copy of Windows 7 supports up to 2020? You think that your copy of Windows 8 is supported until 2023? You may want to think again because Microsoft MSFT -6.00% announced radical changes in the way we will treat users of both operating systems …
Speaking on his blog of Windows, Microsoft announced that it will stop now supports installations of Windows 7 or Windows 8 whether new or upgraded computers running the latest chips from Intel INTC -10.34%, AMD and Qualcomm QCOM 4.17 %. Specifically listed as “Kaby Lake ‘(Intel), Bristol canto’ (AMD) and Qualcomm ‘8996’ (the basis for the Snapdragon 820). Between them, these chips dominate sales of all new desktops, laptops, tablets and hybrids in 2016.
In fact, Microsoft goes further because it also refused to support Windows 7 and Windows 8 in the current generation of Intel processors Skylake ‘, with the exception of a “list of specific new devices Skylake”. This list includes the Dell Latitude XPS 12 and 13;. HP EliteBook Folio and G3 and T460s Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and press Even these devices will last 18 months ending July 17, 2017.
Yes, you read that right: Microsoft violated 31-year history of Windows, by refusing to fulfill its life cycle Windows promised unless users want older hardware. Improve your Windows 7 or Windows 8 exists for these chipsets or buy new hardware and install Windows 7 or Windows 8 on it and the official dates of the life cycle of Windows means nothing.