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Windows 10 shock - users rage as Microsoft blocks THIS popular software

Windows 10 shock - users rage as Microsoft blocks THIS popular software

"To achieve the highest confidence in the performance of our AMD Ryzen desktop processors, AMD validated them across two different OS generations, Windows 7 and 10", said AMD with respect to Ryzen support.

An error message could also appear in the Windows Update window, warning users that their device has encountered, "an unknown error".

The only recourse given by the support article is to update the system to Windows 10.

Although it might be possible to manually download and install updates for older Windows versions using management tools, Microsoft's official solution for oweners of affected systems is to upgrade to Windows 10.

Upgrading your processor to use a new operating system? Rather than mere benign neglect (not actively testing new patches on the new processors, but not stopping anyone from hitting Windows Update and installing them), the Knowledge Base article would suggest that Microsoft intends to implement a hard block, with Windows Update completely shutting out these new processors.

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This means that anyone with a device running the ten-year-old software only has a month left to upgrade their system, or risk being unprotected against potentially damaging cyber-attacks.

If you happen to be running one of these processors with an older operating system you'll see the following message when you attempt to download updates.

This week the tech giant started blocking people who have computers or laptops running the latest microprocessors from updating versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Last year, Microsoft said that it would restrict Intel's Kaby Lake and AMD's Ryzen processors to Windows 10. For example, Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel's upcoming "Kaby Lake" silicon, Qualcomm's upcoming "8996" silicon, and AMD's upcoming "Bristol Ridge" silicon. Windows 7 debuted in 2009, and Windows 8.1 was released in 2013.

In a post on its Support pages, Microsoft confirmed the move saying: "This error occurs because new processor generations require the latest Windows version for support". But instead users will be updated to new versions of what I expect will become simply "Windows" in the future. Extended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 end on January 14, 2020 and January 10, 2023 respectively.


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