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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:08 PM

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent
It looks like a policy announced a year ago is going to kick in.

Peter Bright - Mar 16, 2017 10:45 pm UTC

A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates for owners of the latest Intel and AMD processors if they try to run Windows 7 or 8.1.

See for more details please:
https://arstechnica....s-on-new-chips/

 

 



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

An additional article about:

 

Microsoft says it's blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips

Microsoft hasn't altered its earlier position, but it all seems a little harsh.

Mark Hachman By Mark Hachman

Senior Editor, PCWorld | Mar 17, 2017 12:39 PM PT

When Microsoft said last year that it would restrict the latest Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen silicon to Windows 10, enthusiasts wondered what would happen if they tried running those PCs using Windows 7 or Windows 8. Now we know: no new patches.

More:
http://pcworld.com/a...ntel-chips.html