New Processors can’t Work with Windows 7 or 8.1, Says Microsoft


World largest tech enterprise Microsoft just has dropped an unbelievable bombshell. They will not update older windows versions for future processors starting with Intel’s platform. It means, its older versions Windows7 or Windows 8.1 will not be supported on the newest CPUs from Intel and others. Therefore, consumers can use only Window10 in future processors on the newest 6th Generation Intel Core “Skylake” processors that are alighting in systems few days ago, and some other forthcoming chips including “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s “8996”, AMD’s “Bristol Ridge” processor.

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Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support,” Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, says on a on a blog post.

If the users of the older versions want a new Slylake machine, limitedly can use with a short list of computers. They will publish the short list that will be worked until July 2017. If the New Generations PCs are not upgraded to Windows10 before this, only “the most critical security updates” will be released for these processors.

Why This Processors Unbelievable Declaration?

Windows 7 is one of the most popular versions of Microsoft Corporation. It was first released nearly a decade before and running smoothly on some most-upgraded hardwires. However, it has come down recently. Upgraded Windows 10 has some special features. Its notifications and upgraded pressure has increased again. However, not everybody considers the move in positive mode. Some IT experts believe that it’s a screaming at their MS rep and although Microsoft has supposedly clarify their policy, but it has completely been changed.

Millions of supportive and flexible consumers of Windows 7 and Windows 8 do not get any proper explanation of why these devices are becoming significantly worse, and they had been led to believe. “Windows 7 was designed nearly 10 years ago,” Myerson has asserted on that post that they do not cut it anymore because of the underlying ‘’Legacy’’ code is too difficult to continue to support on new chips, particularly for business or enterprise.

The company has clarified their policy to the press. They provide high priority on transparency with enterprises. New users will find the highest reliability and best supported Windows experience. The world’s biggest tech giant reportedly says, Windows10 is highly sophisticated and it can be run in any, or any other high-end silicon system, on the other hand, Windows7 is the down-level silicon, which was designed for a device on the support list. However, Forbes recommends as, it is challenging for Wi-Fi-sic, graphics, security, and more. It obvious, customers will see regressions with Windows 7 ongoing servicing, if they customize to legacy device drivers, services and firmware settings. Consumers will face difficulties on keeping older versions of Windows up-to-date with the latest chip technology.

Many consumers and experts think, as it already runs smoothly on older hardware, so it does not require any optimization to run well on far more powerful processors. On the other hand, Microsoft does not say anything about Windows 8, which is new in this line, and only three years of age, it shares much of its core with windows 10.