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Windows 10 Upgrades, what if my computer won't Upgrade?


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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

What if a computer cannot Upgrade Windows 10 to a new Version, can it stay at 1703 or even an earlier release?

 

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:01 AM

Hello, the logs need to be analyzed in oreder to be able to determine the root cause.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:11 AM

@softwaremaniac, I should have rephrased the question a little.  I'm more interested in if a computer can stay at an earlier Version without to many issues regardless of why it can't.  After some googling it seems the answer is NO, how sad is that?


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:57 AM

pcpunk,

 

           You would be incorrect.  Microsoft has already stopped upgrading Windows 10 on one set of processors (and I can't for the life of me remember which ones, but I seem to recall "clover" being part of the class name) beyond either Version 1607 or 1703 because the manufacturer is not making chipset driver updates necessary to have those updates work.

 

            Now, mind you, I can't imagine that any given Version of Windows 10 will be maintained, in perpetuity, but I'll bet that a number of them will have ongoing security patches applied after their "general retirement dates" for platforms that cannot go further.

 

            I don't see how this is any different that any other operating system when it comes to the march of time and older hardware.  No manufacturer is going to attempt to maintain an OS that is backward compatible in perpetuity and none does.   Microsoft has actually been the best at doing this at all.  Resources are going to be directed toward newer hardware which is what makes business sense in the world of computing.


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