none
Will broadwell-e be supported on windows 7?

    Question

  • I'm in the process of building a new rig, and with the statement that Microsoft will not support windows 7 & 8/8.1 on newer microprocessors, I'm wondering if this also includes the broadwell-e chips. Has anyone heard if Microsoft will cut updates to win7 with the i7 6XXX line?
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:09 PM

Answers

  • Yes, you're correct

    http://www.techradar.com/au/news/computing/new-cpus-will-only-be-compatible-with-windows-10-says-microsoft-1313255#

    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/01/15/windows-10-embracing-silicon-innovation/

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/16/10780876/microsoft-windows-support-policy-new-processors-skylake


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Friday, June 3, 2016 12:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Jamison_J_B,

    Yes, according to my understanding, new processors will only work with Windows 10. Please check the link arnavsharma provided in the below.

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/16/10780876/microsoft-windows-support-policy-new-processors-skylake

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


    Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.

    If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    Friday, June 3, 2016 9:16 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yes, you're correct

    http://www.techradar.com/au/news/computing/new-cpus-will-only-be-compatible-with-windows-10-says-microsoft-1313255#

    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/01/15/windows-10-embracing-silicon-innovation/

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/16/10780876/microsoft-windows-support-policy-new-processors-skylake


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Friday, June 3, 2016 12:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Jamison_J_B,

    Yes, according to my understanding, new processors will only work with Windows 10. Please check the link arnavsharma provided in the below.

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/16/10780876/microsoft-windows-support-policy-new-processors-skylake

    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


    Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.

    If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    Friday, June 3, 2016 9:16 AM
    Moderator