Microsoft says next-gen CPUs will not be supported on Windows 7

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Windows 10 is an impressive start, but there are still plenty of recalcitrant (including a server) that are sticking with tried and true Windows 7 (Windows 8, not so much.) But like it or not, the time will come when an update is not an option, says that because earlier versions of Microsoft Windows are not compatible with future generations of processors.

Windows and recent post of executive vice president Terry Myerson Group devices in the Windows blog, titled “Windows 10 Silicon embrace innovation,” begins with a note about how Windows 10 works by the sixth generation of Intel processors Skylake. “Compared with PC Windows 7, Skylake When combined with Windows 10, it allows up to 30x better graphics and life security guard 3x unprecedented battery using silicon supported virtualization credentials,” I wrote.

Unfortunately for members of Win7, after news that they are not very happy. Myerson acknowledged that many people are still under Windows more and that the transition to Windows 10, especially for large companies takes time. But I did also clear that time is running out.

“Windows 7 was designed there nearly 10 years before any x86 / x64 existed SOC. For Windows 7 will run on all modern controllers silicon, firmware and devices must emulate Windows 7, expectations for discontinuation stop bus, and the United States that power is a challenge for WiFi, graphics, security, and more, “I continued. “As partners make customizations legacy device drivers, firmware and configuration services, customers tend to see regressions with Windows 7 ongoing maintenance.”

Windows 7 will support the “safety, reliability and compatibility” on processors of the previous generation to 14 January 2020, whereas Windows 8.1 will receive the same treatment to 10 January 2023. However, “introduced the Silicon new generations, which will require the latest Windows platform to support at this time, “Myerson wrote. For example, said Kirby Lake is Intel, Qualcomm and Bristol Ridge 8996, AMD will be compatible with Windows 10.

Microsoft will release a list of specific devices Skylake to continue to support Windows 7 and 8.1 next week, to ensure that customers can now upgrade to new hardware, even if they are not yet ready to make the change from Windows 10 . This list will continue until July 17, 2017, after which “critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates for these configurations will be addressed and will be published if the update reliability or consistency of the Windows platform is not risk 7 / 8.1 on other devices “.

Update: The report said the old original version of Windows will not work on the new generation of processors. The current statement on the blog is a little more ambiguous, “In the future, new generations of silicon are introduced, they will need the latest Windows platform at this time to help.” I ‘have updated the post to reflect that wording.

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