Microsoft had earlier announced that it will be blocking updates for its Older version of Windows on New Processors. Microsoft is going to stop updates from Windows Update on New processors running Windows 7, Windows 8.1.
The company has now finally started to block updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on PCs with new processors. Users trying to download Updates via Windows Updates on PC running new processor will be receiving a message from Windows Update as below:
“Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows. Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version that you are currently using, your system will miss the important security updates.”
Microsoft had already dropped main stream support for its earlier version like Windows 7 2 years ago and Windows 8.1 is expected to be dropped early next year. Mainstream support means that new features are still added to the OS; once it’s over, it goes into extended support, when the company will only release security updates and fixes for it.
Extended Support for Windows 7 and 8.1 is going to continue till 2020 but users are still advised to upgrade to the latest version of Windows since using the old version will be putting the PC to security risks.