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#4344860 - 03/16/17 07:42 PM WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs  
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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...u-receive-a-your-pc-uses-a-processor-tha

So this is is what they meant when they said those processors would not be supported by older OSs?

Kind of crappy from MS, I mean, if the processor can run, even with less features, why not let it update security and other Windows components?

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#4345597 - 03/20/17 02:32 PM Re: WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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On the plus side, it's a great way to stop your older OS from getting those questionable MS updates. smile



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#4345995 - 03/22/17 06:34 AM Re: WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Yep.
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/17/microsoft-blocks-updates-for-new-cpus-on-windows-7-and-8-1/

I gave up Win 8.1 and so don't really care.
..Linux is the B8mb dude!

#4346049 - 03/22/17 02:02 PM Re: WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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If you have no interest in gaming, yes.



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#4352167 - 04/19/17 07:32 PM Re: WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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AMD released a firmware update for Ryzen and now it is compatible with Win 7/8 again.

#4352180 - 04/19/17 08:11 PM Re: WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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until MS Blocks that PID.


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#4352204 - 04/19/17 10:02 PM Re: WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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I was considering a Ryzen PC for my wife. She still uses my Phenom gaming machine from a few years back. I was going to give her my now-old FX9590 and my RX480 (when I get my Vega). But, heck, why not the latest and greatest for her also.

Thing is, she needs Windows Media Center which is Windows 8. The rumors that Ryzen would not support Windows 8, if true, would preclude her getting something up-to-date.

So, if Ryzen will run W8, it could "make our day".

However, that build is still some time in the future. Actually, all I need is DDR4 memory and a Ryzen CPU -- I have all else -- including W8 and an ASUS 370X gaming motherboard. Her build will probably happen when I get the Vega (so I can give her the RX480).


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#4352328 - 04/20/17 03:15 PM Re: WIndows 7/8 stop updating if you use latest CPUs [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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