After the end of Microsoft to support its Windows Vista operating system, now it’s planning to block installation updates of Windows 7 and 8.1. It isn’t that surprising because Microsoft has given idea before that future versions of AMD and Intel processors won’t support on Windows 7 and 8.1. Now, these windows systems will no longer receive any security updates.
Two processors – Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors along with other new processors would only be supported in Windows 10. Though Windows 7 and 8.1 would continue supporting older processors, their chip compatibility would be locked up. The puzzling policy states that another processor Intel Skylake would be supported in Windows 7 and 8.1 but it also needs an update to be supported in Windows 10.
The company is taking this huge step because the new CPUs of Windows 7 and 8.1 comes with new capabilities and hardware that are not compatible with the older versions of operating systems. Along with incompatibility, the older versions don’t have built-in native support for USB 3 and NVMe which enhances to install it onto the new system and minimizes the trouble that can occur with the old operating system.
According to Windows, its 8.1 version is the only support for about another year. Hence, Microsoft should have extended the new processor support to Windows 8.1 till the main support period comes to an end. Till then everyone should make sure that those who buy PC which runs Windows 10 should have latest CPUs from AMD and Intel.