Microsoft has openly admitted its plans to block Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates for PCs with Kaby Lake or Ryzen CPUs. However, Microsoft did not reveal when it would implement this and now reports are coming in that Microsoft is actively blocking the Windows 7/8.1 updates.
According to Arstechnica(via PCgamer), users who are trying to access Windows 7/8.1 updates with a system with unsupported hardware are shown the following error.
Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows. Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version you are currently using, your system will miss important security updates. Please select the ‘Learn More’ link to address the situation.
According to Microsoft, the reason they are blocking the updates for the Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems is that the older version will not be able to fully support them, but with Windows 10 they will be able to “focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon”.
While Microsoft is blocking updates for its relatively older operating systems, but the company is bringing new features to its latest OS, Windows 10. Just recently, Microsoft launched the Creator’s Update for Windows 10 that brought the promised Game Mode.
The Game Mode allows the system resources to be optimized for gaming so that players may take full advantage of their system without any additional 3rd party software. While this does increase the game performance but it also very simple to use which is compatible with old and new Windows Store games.
Furthermore, Microsoft has also banned all the game system emulators from its Windows Store. Microsoft has not revealed the reason behind banning all system emulators for Windows Store, however, it might be related to Xbox Live Creators Program.
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