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//IMPORTANT: Windows 10 Will Only Work on Newest PCs, says Microsoft – Brooke Crothers

IMPORTANT: Windows 10 Will Only Work on Newest PCs, says Microsoft – Brooke Crothers

Microsoft just dropped a bombshell. Older versions of Windows will not be supported on the newest chips from Intel and others.

The crux of a statement from Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, is that new processors won’t run older versions of Windows reliably – and won’t be supported. “Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support,” Myerson wrote, in a blog post addressed to “enterprise customers,” aka, businesses.

So, in the future, don’t expect to be able to run Windows 7, for example, on the newest 6th Generation Intel Core “Skylake” processors that are shipping in systems today. Maybe more importantly, future processors will be supported on Windows 10 only. Some of those future chips include Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” chip, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” processor, Myerson wrote.  More…

By | 2018-01-05T22:50:45+00:00 January 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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