Windows 7 and 8 will not work on devices with new processors
In the near future the new Windows-based computers on the market will not come with Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft announced a change in its policy to support the old systems and said that all new CPUs will only work with the latest version of the operating system Windows 10. The reason the company to limit the use of older versions of Windows on new computers is a strong desire to increase the number of users who use Windows 10.
“Windows 7 will continue to be supported for security, reliability, and compatibility through January 14, 2020 on previous generation silicon. Windows 8.1 will receive the same support through January 10, 2023. This includes most of the devices available for purchase today by consumers or enterprises.”
“Through July 17, 2017, Skylake devices on the supported list will also be supported with Windows 7 and 8.1. During the 18-month support period, these systems should be upgraded to Windows 10 to continue receiving support after the period ends. After July 2017, 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.” Microsoft notes in a blog post.http://gizbrain.com/2016/01/17/windows-7-and-8-will-not-work-on-devices-with-new-processors/https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/windows-7.jpg?fit=760%2C439https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/windows-7.jpg?fit=190%2C150MICROSOFTTECH NEWSMicrosoft,WindowsIn the near future the new Windows-based computers on the market will not come with Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft announced a change in its policy to support the old systems and said that all new CPUs will only work with the latest version of the operating system Windows...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain