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Microsoft Blocks Updates for Older Versions of Windows on New Processors

Friday, 21st April 2017

Microsoft has blocked computers running Windows 7 and 8.1 with new processors from receiving updates. 

Microsoft announced the change in January 2016, when it noted that making the older operating systems run on the newer processors was "challenging." 

However, some Windows 7 and 8.1 systems running AMD Carrizo chips were also blocked from receiving updates when they should not have been. 

Supporters of this decision say that the new updates are blocked because they haven't been tested for that configuration.

Read more in:

Computerworld: Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users http://computerworld.com/article/3189957/windows-pcs/microsoft-begins-denying-updates-to-some-windows-7-users.html

Softpedia: Microsoft Mistakenly Bans Updates on Windows 7 PCs Running on AMD Carrizo http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-mistakenly-bans-updates-on-windows-7-pcs-running-on-amd-carrizo-514899.shtml

WindowsReport: Microsoft now blocks Windows 7, 8.1 updates on Ryzen and Kaby Lake systems http://windowsreport.com/windows-7-8-1-updates-blocked-amd-ryzen-kaby-lake/