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I upgraded, so far so good
if you want to stay with W7 and DX11 forever be my guest
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Yes, well there are two things; the USB driver issue and the future updates issue. I'm talking about the updates, which I incorrectly said ended in 2017, but they've extended it to 2018 (oh, how generous). Why the hell can't they just support it until 2020 like they promised. There's clearly no legitimate reason why they can't, and 2018 is a purely arbitrary deadline given that they can shift it around like that.

After further reading, as far as I can tell Windows 7/8 on Skylake+ systems will cease to receive security updates after 17 July 2018, correct me if I'm wrong. In that case, I'm going to try and grab a spare Haswell system while I still can.

I'm just not sure what could be so special about security updates to begin with that you'd have issues without them, especially as it pertains to a chipset. I disabled Windows Update altogether on Windows 7 about half a year ago when an update nuked my dock software, and I haven't missed the updates at all nor has my system been more prone to security issues than prior to disabling Windows Update.

I don't like their attitude with not supporting Skylake or newer chipsets for an OS that isn't anywhere near official EOL, but I don't see why it matters in the first place. If I had a Skylake system, not providing security updates of dubious benefit isn't going to convince me to get Windows 10 either. Operating system requirements for applications and hardware drivers are what's going to drive that, not empty FUD by a company that is now somehow making Steve Ballmer look like a decent former CEO.
    
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