Lots of people have upgraded older W7/8.1 systems to W10 with the belief that the devices will function well for years to come under this OS. Other than a catastrophic
hardware problem rendering the older system unusable, W10 is licensed and supported for the 'life of the device' (W10 EULA). MS having provided generic drivers as a
replacement for Partner and OEM unsupported drivers has created the expectation that this will also continue for years to come.
- Is it realistic to believe that W10 will not evolve past the capabilities of older hardware, sooner rather than later?
- Is it realistic to assume that as W10 evolves, performance degradation on older hardware will not be an issue ?
As windows updates are mandatory on W10, updates and new builds can not be rejected, so what if one of those new builds renders an older PC as no longer W10
compatible, with the KB declaring that certain devices are at 'end of life on W10'. Generic drivers for the effected devices also ditched through WU due to EOL status.
Support for the 'life of the device' under the W10 EULA finally explained and the possible answer to how long will it last.