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Windows 7 Support Limitations Require Additional PC Procurement Planning

Published: 17 February 2016

ID: G00300090

Analyst(s): Michael Silver , Stephen Kleynhans


Microsoft is limiting support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on PCs built with new processors including Intel's Skylake. PC buyers and IT planners should exercise care selecting new PCs ahead of their Windows 10 migration.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • New hardware will increasingly require new operating systems to work optimally, requiring IT buyers and planners to carefully coordinate new hardware purchases with OS upgrades

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