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    Microsoft extends again support for Windows 7, 8.1 Skylake-based devices

    Instead of halting support for Skylake-based Windows 7 and 8.1 in July 2018 -- which was earlier than the normal support cut-off date for Windows 7 and 8.1 on non-Skylake devices -- Microsoft is now going to support Skylake-based devices up until the end of the previously stated support cut-off dates.

    For Windows 7, extended support ends on January 14, 2020. For Windows 8.1, extended support ends on January 10, 2023. (Extended support means the period during which users will get regular security updates from Microsoft for free.)

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    A few months ago I purchased a new Dell with Windows 7 and a Haswell CPU, to make sure I wasn't bitten by the Skylake "bug".

    My new computer is really fast, so I have no regrets about going with a Haswell CPU.

    You can still get a new Dell OptiPlex with Windows 7 and a Haswell i5 CPU.

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