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[PCWorld] Microsoft made 'em do it: The latest Kaby Lake, Zen chips will support only Windows 10  

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Microsoft is slamming the door on PC builders and upgraders who might have hoped to use the new Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen chips for Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs. Sorry: Both chips are officially supported only by Microsoft’s Windows 10.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3112663/software/microsoft-made-em-do-it-the-latest-kaby-lake-zen-chips-will-support-only-windows-10.html
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post #2 of 102
Seems like something that can be hacked to work with other OSes easily
post #3 of 102
Nothing to see here really, MS is simply not creating drivers for any OS older than 10.

Intel and AMD can both create drivers for older OSes if they wish.
post #4 of 102
Gotta love how "officially supported by" transforms into "only supported by". Clickbait. rolleyes.gif
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“We are committed to working with Microsoft and our ecosystem partners to help ensure a smooth transition given these changes to Microsoft’s Windows support policy,” an Intel spokesman said.

"No, Intel will not be updating Win 7/8 drivers for 7th Gen Intel Core per Microsoft’s support policy change," he added in an email on Tuesday.

Not sure how to translate this...
Like, I buy Kaby Lake CPU with respective MB, and I don't get official drivers for MB/chipset/CPU, if I want to run W7/8.1 ?
What does this have to do with MS support policy ?
post #6 of 102
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

Nothing to see here really, MS is simply not creating drivers for any OS older than 10.

Intel and AMD can both create drivers for older OSes if they wish.

Except, what about WHQL signed drivers?? Microsoft can easily deny those drivers and it looks quite shady for AMD/Intel (and probably upset MS) if they include non-WHQL drivers for Win7.
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This is idiotic. You want to use older OS's, buy old chips. It is not like you can't find plenty of pre-krabby-lake chips for sale. No one is making you buys anything. Go 'nix if you want.
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post #8 of 102

Windows 7 is almost a decade old and Windows 8/8.1 is almost half a decade old. Either move onto Windows 10 or move to one of the many hundreds of Linux distros.

 

Either that, or stay with Skylake/Vishera for the rest of your life.

 

EDIT: I was thinking of Vista, not 7 :o

   
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I wont be moving to windows 10, just because MS wants it, not gonna happen.
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Good... I honestly approve of the new approach MS is taking to force people to keep up with the times. The more people you have using the latest technologies, the higher the demand for new and improved technology gets, and the faster the progress we actually make.
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