Microsoft made known its plans to stop supporting Windows 7 and 8.1 on newer CPUs as their policies were being changed.
Well, it’s now a reality, and the company has started blocking updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs.
While Windows 7 is on extended support since 2015, Windows 8.1 is still in the mainstream support period.
New CPUs have some new capabilities and hardware that are incompatible with the older operation hence Microsoft’s decision to end the support.
It should be noted that while Windows 7 is in extended support since 2015, Windows 8.1 is still in mainstream support. So, Windows 8.1 should get all the security updates as well as functional improvements. As Ars Technica points out, it looks like Microsoft’s mainstream support promise has no real meaning.
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