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Old 08-02-17, 11:57 PM
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It looks like AMD's Ryzen CPUs will not support Windows 7 after all

AMD has confirmed that there will be no official Ryzen driver for Windows 7.



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Old 08-02-17, 11:59 PM
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Well then very unfortunate
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Old 09-02-17, 12:28 AM
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shot in the foot tbqh so many people have reverted back to Win 7 or as I have, moved over to Linux. Really do not see why Microsoft should get the monopoly on tech
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Old 09-02-17, 12:43 AM
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personally i think this is the correct move, legacy support is a huge burden that can hamper development of new and improved systems.

drag people kicking and screaming if you have to
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shot in the foot tbqh so many people have reverted back to Win 7 or as I have, moved over to Linux. Really do not see why Microsoft should get the monopoly on tech
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personally i think this is the correct move, legacy support is a huge burden that can hamper development of new and improved systems.
While I agree that we need to support newer systems I do think they should still support Windows 7 because by not supporting it, they are cutting off nearly half the market which is a rather large bullet in their foot
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Old 09-02-17, 01:52 AM
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While I agree that we need to support newer systems I do think they should still support Windows 7 because by not supporting it, they are cutting off nearly half the market which is a rather large bullet in their foot
I think by saying half the market you are misrepresenting the facts slightly.

Windows 7 accounts for roughly half of existing systems, but considering this is a brand new architecture on a brand new platform, the number of existing systems that will receive a zen based processor will be considerably less than brand new builds.
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If you're running windows 7 then you're probably less likely to be upgrading to the latest and greatest CPUs. I think it makes sense for a brand new processor to not to support an OS that is EOL.

There will always be exceptions but for the most part it's just common sense from AMD - and others do it as well.
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If you're running windows 7 then you're probably less likely to be upgrading to the latest and greatest CPUs. I think it makes sense for a brand new processor to not to support an OS that is EOL.

There will always be exceptions but for the most part it's just common sense from AMD - and others do it as well.
Quite,

Having worked in this business for the transition from xp to 7 and 7 to 10 the same resistance was present when XP stopped being supported by manufacturers.

Kabylake doesn't support 7, Z170 doesn't properly support 7 why should AMD waste funds on legacy OS's that will be dropped completely from support by other manufacturers soon enough.
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Old 09-02-17, 12:33 PM
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shot in the foot tbqh so many people have reverted back to Win 7 or as I have, moved over to Linux. Really do not see why Microsoft should get the monopoly on tech
It isn't really AMD's fault, without Microsoft's support giving a legacy OS support for new hardware is too difficult.

There is also no reason why Ryzen won't support Linux, as that community will certainly add Ryzen support.
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If I recall didn't MS do something for XP called the "AMD Dual Core Optimiser" when they released Vista & Seven, I'm surprised if they don't follow on to keep the OS market majority.
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