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BCorr4
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Does Skylake-X have official support for Windows 8.1?

The Skylake-X processor is i7-9800X.

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AlHill
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No, only windows10 on 7th gen and later processors.

 

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BCorr4
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Isn't Skylake a 6th gen processor not a 7th gen?

AlHill
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Let's be specidfic - what processor model number?

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/codename/37572/skylake.html

 

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AlHill
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9th gen procesor.

 

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BCorr4
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I understand the 9 is the generation number but I thought since this is a Skylake processor, it can still support older operating systems.

AlHill
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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012982/the-processor-is-not-supported-together-with-the-wi...

 

Specifically:

Because of how this support policy is implemented, devices that run the following Windows versions and that have a seventh generation or later generation processor may no longer be able to scan or download updates through Windows Update or Microsoft Update:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7

 

Well, at that is my understanding.

 

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BCorr4
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I also thought it may have support for Windows 8.1 because I have found motherboards that support this processor and have drivers for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Fatal1ty%20X299%20Gaming%20K6/index.asp#Download

 

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-X299-E-GAMING/HelpDesk_Download/

AlHill
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That Microsoft statement "seventh generation or later generation processor" seems pretty clear to me.

 

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