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Old 16-03-17, 08:28 AM
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Microsoft is now blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on Ryzen and Kaby Lake systems

Microsoft is now blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on Ryzen, Bristol Ridge and Kaby Lake based systems, stating that the hardware is "unsupported".



Read more on Microsoft's refusal to install updates on Windows 7 and 8.1 with Ryzen and Kaby Lake CPUs.

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Old 16-03-17, 09:08 AM
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I would of thought they'd be in a legal requirement for security updates, just not updates for the chipset or optimisations
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I would of thought they'd be in a legal requirement for security updates, just not updates for the chipset or optimisations
security flaws are mandatory but everything else can be blocked.
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Old 16-03-17, 09:48 AM
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security flaws are mandatory but everything else can be blocked.
That's what i thought, so there'd probably be more chance of stability issues rather than security
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Old 16-03-17, 09:54 AM
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They are forcing W10 hard. You could use W7/8.1 but there is still much potential to be gained from Ryzen via optimizations witch won't come to older OS.
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Old 16-03-17, 09:56 AM
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Makes sense to me. The hardware wasn't even out when they stopped shipping 7 and 8.1 so why would they be obligated to support it? It's a waste of resources (for MS) and no doubt some bright spark would try to sue them if they found a security flaw despite not updating to the current OS. I thought 7 was EOL anyway?
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Old 16-03-17, 09:56 AM
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I'd expect people who really do still want to run Windows 7 on this new hardware to install from a disc image with all the updates already installed and enabled.
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Old 16-03-17, 11:19 AM
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Reminds me of kindergarten
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Reminds me of kindergarten
Why?

If I asked everyone using windows 7 of their opinion on MS no longer supporting WinXP they would say it that it was fine since they have moved on. But now win7 isnt supported everyone is making a fuss since they are still using it and refuse to move on to the next os.
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Old 16-03-17, 02:16 PM
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I could see the reason behind holding on for dear life to Xp but why are people resisting upgrading from 7? When 7 replaced xp there was a large amount of legacy software that only supported xp, but with 7 and subsequent os's the likelihood of software working on one OS but not another has gone down considerably. It was free to get 10, and the argument of data collection is pretty weak considering you can turn it off
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