User Patched Windows 7 And 8.1 Updates To Support Intel Kaby Lake And AMD Ryzen, You Can Download It Too

By   /   Apr 20, 2017
Windows 7

Microsoft has been very tricky and has made it so that people that have Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen cannot use older Windows versions like Windows 7 and 8.1.

You can imagine why people would be upset with this move.

There are plenty of people who use and love Windows 7 and there are good reasons behind that but let’s not get into that right now. If you want to use Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen CPUs then you are being forced to use Windows 10 as your operating system but that is no longer the case.

One of the users found a way to patch this issue with the latest release of Windows updates. It seems that there is a line of code that tells the operating system whether or not the CPU being used is authorized for updates. You can easily alter that line of code to trick the OS into thinking that your CPU is eligible for the updates.

Windows 7

Although this might seem simple now, I am sure a lot of thinking and tweaking went into this when trying it out and discovering it for the first time.

If you own an Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen CPU and want to revert back to Windows 7 or 8.1 but are not doing so because of the lack of support then this should solve your problem.

You can download the patch from here and go through the details if you are interested in finding out how it works and how the user behind found this loophole. It is possible that Microsoft will patch this in the upcoming days but one can hope.

Let us know what you think about this patch for Windows 7 and 8.1 and whether or not you will be reverting back to the previous operating system now that you have a solution to the no system updates problem.

 

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