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[OC3D]Microsoft is now blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on Ryzen and Kaby Lake systems

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Microsoft is now blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on Ryzen, Bristol Ridge and Kaby Lake based systems, stating that the hardware is "unsupported" and "won't receive updates".
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now that's just dirty
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More Vulkan for the people so we don't need Windows for playing games anymore!

Please.

When BF4 got mantle I just hoped that BF1 would get Vulkan, but nooo, lets go with an API that only one OS can use... (or is it two? XBOX one?)
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Looks like Microsoft is desperate for people to upgrade to Windows 10, it's their fault for creating a product that wasn't popular in the first place, instead of addressing the issues, they chose to ignore it. Typical behaviour from them really, I'm not surprised by this really.
    
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It's amazing how much Microsoft is able to fall from grace. I was once a big Microsoft supporter, but now I can't even take the thought if that.

As much as I want to stay in the Windows system, everything from Version 8 onwards is just completely against my philosophy. Windows 7 will probably be my last. I would rather relearn everything I know and switch to any *NIX system than to bow down to Microsoft's borderline crminal behavior.

Me and my collegues are starting to bet how long MIcrosoft will take until their fall. My guess is 10 years and MS is history.
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It's also amazing how people moaned about Intel and even more at AMD for not officially supporting windows 7 on their latest processors, as if it was so hard to figure out that the lack of support was mostly coming from Microsoft. Microsoft is trying to get people to move to win10 and of course Intel and AMD want to sell as many processors as possible, so it made absolutely no sense that they were the one's making that call. But bashing AMD seems to be more popular now than ever.....
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The thread I posted in seems to be a duplicate news post so I'll copy paste here:

And a year after these new CPUs Windows can just release a new "version" and force us all to buy a new Windows if we want another new CPU.
/s

Now I was being sarcastic but it really is a slippery slope.

I'm sadly the guy everyone I know contacts for anything computer related, so I build a lot of computers at times. Now when I bought all those Windows 7 keys I thought that it would support all CPUs released during its support period, I've never run into an issue where a new CPU didnt work on a current OS so I felt confident in this assertion. Sigh...

They can run old Win95 and 98 on android phones but devices running Windows7/8 already will cease getting updates...

So since the OS is already running on those CPUs can someone with more knowledge please explain to me why they would no longer be able to get updates?I'm failing to understand a technical reason for this and the only thing I can think of is that its artificially blocked due to greed.

If I am incorrect please educate me, seriously.
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From a business point of view it make sense to get people onto the newer product. Then they are able to save money by dropping support for the older products.

Disclaimer: I'm not saying I support this move.
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Originally Posted by Panzerfury View Post

From a business point of view it make sense to get people onto the newer product. Then they are able to save money by dropping support for the older products.

Disclaimer: I'm not saying I support this move.

It's one point to not support an older product but a complete different thing to completely sabotage them.

I mean how far is Microsoft willing to kill older OS for their new plaything nobody wants? A clever company would react and take the best parts their customers liked about those and implement them in their new OS. But MS is rather stubborn and tries their old anti-competitive tricks again ... even against themselves. Talk about trust issues!
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Class action lawsuit possible ?

I believe that license agreement for Windows 7 and 8.1 is still valid, and can't be modified solely based on "Let's screw up customers who paid for their product in the past.".
I mean - I bought W8.1, and I expect that I will get updates regardless of platform up until absolute EOL for that specific product/platform.
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