Tales In Tech History: Windows Vista

Microsoft turns off Windows 7/8.1 updates for Ryzen and Kaby Lake

Moreover, this rumored spring release date of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is further supported by a report by ZDNet previous year that the Windows 10 Creators Update was pushed back to a spring 2017 release to support "a new wave of Microsoft-branded Windows devices".

Microsoft today released yet another preview build of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update with no big features - just bug fixes, really.

This was expected sooner or later, but the software giant could be a little too harsh, as it is now forcing users to upgrade to Windows 10 instead of continuing to use the older operating systems.

"Your PC uses a processor that isn't supported on this version of Windows", the error message reads.

Even so, the widespread reporting of the support document over the past few days seemed to catch many by surprise. The new metered connections settings in build 15058 also allow users to set a wired Ethernet connection as metered, while the current version of Windows 10 allows this for Wi-Fi connections only.

Past year when Microsoft warned that it would restrict the most recent AMD's Ryzen processors and Intel's Kaby Lake chips to Windows 10, not many cared. Systems that aren't on the supported list will lose access to updates for older Windows versions as of July 17, 2018.


Previously, it was thought that users running these latest Intel or AMD processors with Windows 7/8.1 would simply be doing so at their own risk in terms of not having the correct driver support, and suffering from possible instability or incompatibility issues. If you are, however, one of those 0.78% people who are still running Windows Vista, it's finally time to bury it and go for something that is, maybe, a little less hated?

That means Microsoft is making it increasingly cost-inefficient for these users to stick with XP, which is understandable from a sales perspective.

Build 15060 also addressed a problem in which Microsoft Edge would fail to launch for several minutes after Windows 10 crashed.

We fixed an issue resulting in some unexpected visual distortion when watching certain mp4 videos in Movies and TV on recent flights.

The only solution to clear the error and download the updates you need is to upgrade to Windows 10.

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