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 and Kaby Lake systems

Microsoft are now blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on Ryzen and Kaby Lake systems

Microsoft are 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" and "won't receive updates".
 
This clearly showcases why both Intel and AMD list their new CPUs with a lack of Windows 7 support, with Microsoft refusing to support these new CPU platforms on any OS other than Windows 10. In other words, AMD and Intel can't officially support Windows 7 and 8.1, regardless of the demand from consumers.  
 
While Windows 7 and 8.1 can still be installed on these new CPU platforms, with the correct drivers, the lack of OS updates will present some major security concerns for users. This will make Windows 7 and 8.1 unsafe OS' for those who use the latest CPUs. 
 
 
 
Unsupported Hardware

Your PC uses a processor that isn’t supported on this version of Windows  and you won’t receive updates.
 
Because of how this support policy is implemented, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 devices that have a seventh generation or a later generation processor may no longer be able to scan or download updates through Windows Update or Microsoft Update.
 

Microsoft are now blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on Ryzen and Kaby Lake systems

 

You can join the discussion on Microsoft actively preventing Windows 7 and 8.1 from installing updates with modern CPUs on the OC3D Forums.

  

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16-03-2017, 05:08:44

Greenback
I would of thought they'd be in a legal requirement for security updates, just not updates for the chipset or optimisationsQuote

16-03-2017, 05:28:35

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
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.Quote

16-03-2017, 05:48:00

Greenback
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
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 securityQuote

16-03-2017, 05:54:27

Avet
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.Quote

16-03-2017, 05:56:12

jimma47
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?Quote
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