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microsoft and a kill switch on windows 7/8 with new hardware?

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Chrysalis:
A few of us wondered if microsoft would add some kind of kill switch to try and force new cpu's to not function on the older OS (which are still technically and legally supported).

All new cpu's are still x86 and x64 so they the same underlying type of cpu as older cpus.

According to this video microsoft have decided to block "all" updates on systems running either kaby lake or ryzen. Including security updates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5mFI9spp10

tommy45:

--- Quote from: Chrysalis on March 18, 2017, 04:41:06 AM ---A few of us wondered if microsoft would add some kind of kill switch to try and force new cpu's to not function on the older OS (which are still technically and legally supported).

All new cpu's are still x86 and x64 so they the same underlying type of cpu as older cpus.

According to this video microsoft have decided to block "all" updates on systems running either kaby lake or ryzen. Including security updates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5mFI9spp10



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Theres plenty of info over on Ask Woody  as well inc a solution https://www.askwoody.com/

Chrysalis:
thanks you didnt link directly but eventually found what you mean http://www.computerworld.com/article/3191427/microsoft-windows/developer-lifts-windows-7s-update-blockade-with-unsanctioned-patch.html

broadstairs:
This whole situation is so what I expect from Microsoft, they simply do not care about end users and just expect them to roll over and do what they want. Just another nail in their coffin as far as I am concerned. To deny even security patches is plain crass stupidity and just what the hackers want, after all the error exploited by hackers are down to Microsoft in the first place, I could just about accept functional updates not being provided as it might just be possible that they might not work if using any new processor function.

Stuart

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