Mark your calendar: Microsoft's promise to cut off Win7 and 8.1 support for the latest PCs will cause howls of pain next month
Events of the past week have drawn into sharp focus the likely result of next month's patching cycle. If you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 PC that you bought, built, or upgraded in the past year or so, it would behoove you to understand exactly what Microsoft plans.
Many people -- thought that Skylake-based computers would continue to receive Windows 7 and 8.1 patches until the respective end-of-life. We are wrong.
Sounds as if you have an older chipset and have win 10 installed you will receive up dates.
If on win 7 or 8 you will have to go to win 10 or no updates.
Sounds like if you have an older CPU you'll be good, but with a newer one you're out of luck. My main PC is a Ivy Bridge, so hoping I'll be OK. Good thing I found this, because I have been thinking about building a new rig with a Skylake or Kaby Lake running Win 7. Wonder if Intel realizes they just lost a sale courtesy of MS? Was actually going to start looking for W7 compatible motherboard tonight.
I was over Best buy today and I was just looking new dashtop PC, I7 I notice they had 4 different pc .1 was different from the other one and 3 others same brand Alienware brand same video card, the cheapest that I see was $900.00, and that one was the one who was different from the others 3.
the rest of them I7 1TB hard drive 8MB $1500.00
I7 1TB hard drive 16MB $1900.00
I7 2TB hard drive 32MB $2500.00
All those 3 PC they have the same Video card.
Now why all those PC they are so exspensive ?
Keep in mind all those PC are most for gamers. But this is the good part Best Buy they are selling tons of Playstation and Xbox video games, but when it come PC games they do not have many on the store shelf. Yes those games they cost a lot of money too,average price 60.00 but if you wait a few months the price go down to around $20.00
But the price of PC game They hardly go down.and like I said not many on the shelf..
$2500.00 for a Dashtop PC I wonder how many they have sold? lol
To Win 10.
This only affects the latest Skylake CPU's. This is the 7th generation of chips. That is that the 1st digit of the 4 digits after i3- i5- i7- means, what generation chip it is.
If you have a Windows 7 or 8 computer running on an I7-7700 CPU, this will affect you. If it's an i7-6xxx you don't have to worry. The same goes for the I5 and I3 class of chips.
I'm glad there are still folks like you engaged in reporting useful information!
The only computer in my household where this might even remotely be an issue came with Windows 10 preinstalled, so that one is all set. All the other computers in the household were upgraded to Windows 10 when Microsoft offered it gratis. Of them, the only one I no longer have was the oldest, from 2005. I donated it to a local charity, with Windows 10 installed on the hard drive.
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