New disclaimer notices – Skylake and next generation chip-based customer systems


Microsoft is adding new product disclaimer notices for Intel Skylake-based or next generation chip-based customer systems to the Windows Logo License Agreement for Hardware (“LLA”). These disclaimers are required.

Customer Systems that ARE NOT ON the Skylake Support List

OEMs must provide the following notice for any customer system that is NOT included on the Microsoft Skylake Support list with an Intel Skylake or next generation silicon chips based systems shipping with Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. This includes Windows 10 Pro systems downgraded to Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8.1:

 

This version of Windows running with the processor or chipset used in this system does not come with support from Microsoft. For more information about Microsoft’s support, please see Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle FAQ.

 

Customer Systems that ARE ON the Skylake Support List

OEMs must provide the following notice for any customer system that is included on the Microsoft Skylake Support list with an Intel Skylake or next generation silicon chips based systems shipping with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1. This includes Windows 10 Pro systems downgraded to Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1:

 

This version of Windows running with the processor or chipsets used in this system has limited support from Microsoft. For more information about Microsoft’s support, please see Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle FAQ.

 

OEMs must provide notice in a clear and conspicuous manner to end users before they acquire the product. For example, OEMs may provide the notice in advertisements, web sites, packaging, and point of purchase materials. At a minimum, the notice must be in the language of the Windows operating system that is pre-installed on the customer system.

OEMs must provide the notice with customer systems in a commercially-reasonable time of this notice or no later than 90 days.

For more information about Microsoft silicon support, see the Clarifications to the lifecycle support policy for Windows communication.


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