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Microsoft: next-gen processors only supported by Windows 10

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#1 The Big Remover

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:06 PM

Microsoft announced an upgraded support policy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers in which the company details support for next silicon generations such as Intel's Kaby Lake, Qualcomm's 8996 or AMD's Bristol Ridge.

In essence, devices with these processors will not be supported by previous versions of the Windows operating system but only by the "latest", which at the time of writing is Windows 10.

There you have it, another thumbscrew for Windows customers who prefer previous versions of Windows over the current version.

Obviously, there is justification for the policy change:

see website and you tell me!

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#2 ibm650


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 12:50 AM

There is no justification for this.  The Microsoft support agreement until now, supported all processors as long as the product was supported.  Windows 7 still has support till (2020 I believe).  This is a change in policy.




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