Microsoft’s Actively Blocking Updates On Windows 7/8.1 On New CPUs

It looks like Microsoft is keeping to their word and actively blocking Windows update on system that have new CPUs. Apparently if you are on a system with a Intel “Kaby Lake” processor or and AMD Ryzen processor when you check for updates you’ll get this message.

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Both Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors and all new processors from both AMD and Intel moving forward will only be supported in Windows 10. Windows 7 has ended its mainstream support such as functionality improvements since January 2015. Even though Windows 8.1 is still in mainstream support, Microsoft has choose to discontinue support for new processors.

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