Apr 25, 2017 | Updated: 03:12 AM EDT

Microsoft Blocks Windows 7, 8.1 Updates on Ryzen And Kabylake PCs

Apr 18, 2017 12:34 PM EDT

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Microsoft now seems to be more serious with its plans for Windows 10. The long thought development is finally making its way to Intel 7th Generation Core processor also dubbed as Kabylake and AMD's iconic Ryzen processor. As per the latest insight, Microsoft has blocked all the updates of Windows 7 and 8.1 OS on PCs boasting Kabylake or Ryzen processor. The tip further suggests that from now on, official update will be only evolved on Windows 10 using Kabylake or Ryzen chipset based computers.

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According to ARS Technica, Microsoft actually mentioned about this policy long back in January 2016. The first instance of such evolution of policy was rolled out by the Redmond-based tech giant in March this year when Microsoft revealed the details about its update blocking policy on AMD Ryzen and Kabylake based machines running on Windows 7 and 8.1. Now, the PCs, which use any of these newest processors, will only be able to get software patches and operating system updates with Windows 10 OS.

As per another report by PC World, Windows 7 and 8.1 would still get the support of older processors. The report claimed that specifically, Skylark processor based machines would be able to receive updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 OS. Although, only 16 OEM manufacturers which boast skylark chipset on their PCs would be able to enable the update offerings. While judging through the reason behind this urgent development introduced by Microsoft, experts claimed that this is the tech magnets new take to leave out its legacy of backwards compatibility. It has also been hinted that Microsoft has largely been facing a backdrop to its potential rivals due to its backwards compatible nature only.

Therefore, to freshen things up Microsoft may have taken these forceful steps. However, it may be considered as a bit controversial attempts as Windows 8.1 still holds update dispatch till January 2018. On the contrary, Windows 7 holds the same boost up upgradations till January 2020 as per Microsoft's documentation.


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