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Microsoft Locks Ryzen, Kaby Lake Users Out of Updates On Windows 7, 8.1

Friday March 17, 2017. 12:20 AM , from Slashdot
Artem Tashkinov writes: In a move that will shock a lot of people, someone at Microsoft decided to deny Windows 7/8.1 updates to the users of the following CPU architectures: Intel seventh (7th)-generation processors (Kaby Lake); AMD 'Bristol Ridge' (Zen/Ryzen); Qualcomm '8996.' It's impossible to find any justification for this decision to halt support for the x86 architectures listed above because you can perfectly run MS-DOS on them. Perhaps, Microsoft has decided that the process of foisting Windows 10 isn't running at full steam, so the company created this purely artificial limitation. I expect it to be cancelled soon after a wide backlash from corporate customers. KitGuru notes that users may encounter the following error message when they attempt to update their OS: 'Your PC uses a processor that isn't supported on this version of Windows.' The only resolution is to upgrade to Windows 10.

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