Microsoft Blocks Windows 7, 8 Updates On Latest Intel And AMD Systems
Luis Castillo | March 18, 2017, 1:09
This move will of course be heralded as brilliant and no one could possibly find this upsetting in the least, especially not in this Reddit thread. In Windows 10 Home there's no official way to prevent updates, but people could workaround this by marking their Wi-Fi connection as metered.
If Microsoft is blocking Win7 or 8.1 patches on Kaby Lake or Ryzen processors, will running through WSUS Offline Update - which downloads and installs patches independently of Windows Update - bypass the block? Windows Vista came with an updated graphical user interface and visual style (dubbed Aero), along with a new search option called Windows Search, as well as a host of other improvements, including redesigned networking, audio, print and display sub-systems, and new multimedia tools.
But having updates blocked obviously takes the risk factor to a whole new level. If you try to run Windows 8, 8.1 or 7 on a desktop with the most recent PC processors from AMD or Intel, Windows will block all the updates automatically.
So hold on tight because something tells me there are more builds to be installed before we reach that final one leading up to the Creators Update GA.
The only solution to clear the error and download the updates you need is to upgrade to Windows 10.
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The former software engineer then goes on to suggest that the low adoption rate of Windows 10 might be the real reason for Microsoft's scrapping of support for older operating systems on newer CPUs.
Microsoft has confirmed that from April 11, no following support will be offered to its Windows Vista OS.
Apparently, Microsoft is halting upgrade support for those operating systems when combined with the newer hardware.
Hot on the heels of yesterdays release, Microsoft is rolling out build 15061 of Windows 10 for Insiders in the Fast ring today, packing another round up of bug fixes on the lead up to general availability.
Build 15060 also addressed a problem in which Microsoft Edge would fail to launch for several minutes after Windows 10 crashed. That support policy made sense in bygone days, when PCs and operating systems evolved at a relatively slow pace.