Microsoft’s new processors may not work with windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced a change in its support policy. Microsoft has declared a new plan for future updates to its older operating system and the new rules which shall be featuring PC owners with next generation Intel, and Qualcomm processors will require windows 10 to work.
It is not old PCs to fall short of minimum needs of the brand new operating system, the opposite if taking place. Microsoft and its partners will not be putting in the significant work necessary to make new hardware work with older versions of Windows. Their old operating system will merely lack the recent updates and may not function properly.
“Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support,” Microsoft stated. “Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming ‘Kaby Lake’ silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming ‘8996’ silicon, and AMD’s upcoming ‘Bristol Ridge’ silicon.”
The new policy will not mean that Windows 7 and 8.1 will no longer be supported in general. Their two operating systems will continue to secure updates through January 14, 2020, and January 10, 2023. If they make use of their hardware and mix it with their operating systems here.
Company’s all significant customers, they often lag behind on software and hardware updates in order to guarantee stability, Microsoft says it will be maintaining list of approved Skylake system which were guaranteed to have windows 7 and 8.1 support through July 17, 2017. This will be giving companies on 18 month grace period to buy modern hardware for employees before committing and implementing upgrades to windows 10.
After this grace period, only “the most critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for these configurations, and will be released if the update does not risk the reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform on other devices.”