Microsoft Blocking Windows 7 And 8.1 Updates For AMD Ryzen And Kaby Lake

We know that AMD Ryzen does not fully support previous versions of Windows operating system. We thought that this meant that there would be no official support for the previous versions of windows and if you encountered an issue then you would either have to live with the problem or upgrade to Windows 10 but it seems that the problem is much greater than that.

New reports claim that not only will you have an issue with running Windows 7, but with Windows 8.1 as well.

The issue also not only concerns AMD Ryzen but Intel Kaby Lake CPUs as well. What Microsoft is trying to do here is force people to move to Windows 10. This is going to piss off many people.

We already know that there is a big percent of people that are still on Windows 7 and this news could upset them.

There are people that are used to the older operating system and do not want to upgrade to Windows 10. If you were thinking that you would not get Ryzen and choose Intel instead in order to keep using the older OS then you were mistaken and you need to think again.

You could find the following message when running the new CPU on the older OS:

Unsupported Hardware
Your PC uses a processor that isn’t supported on this version of Windows  and you won’t receive updates.
Because of how this support policy is implemented, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 devices that have a seventh generation or a later generation processor may no longer be able to scan or download updates through Windows Update or Microsoft Update.

AMD and Intel users are demanding support for Windows 7 and 8.1 but there is nothing that the companies can do as Microsoft is not willing to support the new CPUs.

Let us know what you think about AMD Ryzen and Kaby Lake CPUs having no support for previous operating systems.