Microsoft announced today that Intel Skylake advanced processors will be supported for WIN7 and WIN8 fully until the final EOL date for each operating system

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3106301/windows/microsoft-retreats-will-extend-skylake-pc-support-to-normal-support-lifetimes.html

On Thursday Microsoft extended their support for Intel’s “Skylake” processors on its older Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Now Skylake PCs running those OSes will receive the standard length of support.   In a controversial move, Microsoft had previously said this past January that it would only support Skylake PCs running its older operating systems for about 18 months. Support for Skylake would have run out in July 2017, far earlier than for older systems powered by Intel’s “Broadwell” processors.

Now, the support lifetimes for “Broadwell” and “Skylake” PCs are the same: Windows 7 support will expire on January 14, 2020, and support for Windows 8.1 will end January 10, 2023. Microsoft noted the changes in a blog post it published Thursday.

Why this matters: Microsoft originally pitched the changes to its support lifecycle as a positive: The older OSes were designed with older CPUs in mind. Thus Intel’s Skylake was not only not optimized for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, but it also required special tweaks to ensure those OSes remain compatible. But customers latched on to the fact that Microsoft was ending support years early for Skylake PCs, and Microsoft has steadily backtracked since then. The Windows Server team publicly stated that it would not be enforcing Microsoft’s policy and it would support Skylake-based servers through the original support dates.