Microsoft Blocks Windows 7, 8 Updates On Latest Intel And AMD Systems

This one is the build 15061 and as you can expect, it brings no new features but another fresh coat of paint ahead of the release of the Creators Update. If you try to run Windows 8, 8.1 or 7 on a desktop with the most recent PC processors from AMD or Intel, Windows will block all the updates automatically. Those fearless souls have been using beta builds of the OS all along and helped Microsoft in the development of the operating system, but also likely endured all manner of bugs and ensuing headaches that went along with it.

Some PCs may fail to update to Build 15002 and higher due to SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE error. Recently, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 and Windows 7 users whose devices are equipped with a seventh or later generation CPU will have no security patches unless they update to Windows 10. While that seems simple enough to do we'd like to point out that upgrading to Windows 10 Home will cost you R2 335 or R3 999 if you'd like the Pro version. You can now return your display configuration to your preferred settings. "We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time".

The change in support policies is a major change for Microsoft, which historically has supported Windows for 10 years regardless of hardware.

So hold on tight because something tells me there are more builds to be installed before we reach that final one leading up to the Creators Update GA. Microsoft first announced in January 2016 that it would support only new silicon with Windows 10 and older operating systems would be restricted to older processors. After all, now, in addition to buying a new processor, you also have to pay for a new version of Windows 10.




Is This Too Drastic A Step For Microsoft?

It's the end of the line for Windows 7 on the latest PC designs. Windows users now have options and keeping them from choosing Android, Chrome, or iOS devices requires listening to what they want.

To empower even more developers to create in mixed reality, we gave a "golden ticket" to game developers who attended our Windows Mixed Reality session at Game Developers Conference, and those developers will receive the Acer developer edition headset in the coming months, added Kipman.

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