Supported Windows Versions
We try to cater to two different user groups, developers using MSYS2 directly, and end users, which use bundled applications containing pre-built packages from the MSYS2 repository.
Msys Packages & the Installer
This includes the unixy environment and the GUI installer.
Required Windows version: 64bit Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2
Roadmap: Cygwin 3.5 will drop support for Windows <8.1, which means the new requirement will be "64 bit Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2". We expect the update to Cygwin 3.5 to be around late 2022, early 2023.
This includes all packages that don't depend on Cygwin.
Targeted Windows version (*): Windows 7+
Roadmap: We will start targeting Windows 8.1 or 10 sometime during 2022, no later than 2023 (at which point even Edge will no longer support Windows 7)
(*) If possible, depending on the upstream support. In some cases we can delay dropping support by staying on older versions/branches longer, or patching them, but that is not always practical or desirable.