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New CPU needed ....

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Do we have any Computer Techs/Guru's here?

If we do, I am in the process of building a new computer for my wife running Windows 7. What I want to use as a CPU is the following:

Intel i7-6700k (Skylake) Processor.

I have read that microsucks has stopped support of windows 7 with their "new" 7th generation (plus) processors and that anything other than (pretty much) windows 10 can be run on them.

Some people say that the Intel 6th gen processors or Skylake Versions, such as the one I am looking at, will still run and support windows 7 until mid 2020.

Can someone positively confirm that the CPU I am looking at WILL without a problem RUN windows 7. Last thing I want to do is spend the money on the processor to discover that Windows 7 cannot be used with it.
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  1. zosimas's Avatar
    use PC partpicker to configure your system, it'll help filter out what is and is not compatible.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/

    as for windows and processor compatibility that'll be someone else's area of expertise.... you might want to check some microsoft forums? or PC builder forums?
  2. wombat457's Avatar
    zosimas,

    Thanks for the link, appreciate it.