Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on October 2nd to the general public globally. Soon after launch announcement, the company decided to suspend or block the rollout to investigate isolated reports after users complained of data loss during or after the installation of the update.
Today the Redmond Giant has made some changes to its list of supported CPUs for Windows 10 version 1809. Microsoft has added Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 chipset to list of the supported processor for Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
Snapdragon 850 is expected to provide longer battery life to the next generation Always Connected PCs. The Windows 10 October 2018 update will also support new chipsets from AMD and Intel.
There is currently no mention of Intel’s newest ninth generation processor but we expect Windows 10 version 1809 to support the new processor also. Microsoft has confirmed that Intel Core i3/i5/i7 -8xxxK/U/G, 7th Generation Xeon E3 along with Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium will be the processors which can run Windows 10 version 1809 successfully.
“Up through the following Intel 8th Generation Processors (Intel Core i3/i5/i7-8xxxK/U/G), 7th Generation Xeon E3-xxxx v6***, and through current Intel Atom (J4xxx/J5xxx and N4xxx/N5xxx), Celeron and Pentium Processors.”
For AMD, 7th Generation Processors like the A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx, AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 2xxx” would be supported.
“Up through the following AMD 7th Generation Processors (A-Series Ax-9xxx & E-Series Ex-9xxx & FX-9xxx), AMD Athlon 2xx processors, AMD Ryzen 3/5/7 2xxx, AMD Opteron**** and AMD EPYC 7xxxx****”
Currently, the Windows 10 version 1809 has been blocked by the Redmond Giant and Microsoft has recommended users affected by the bug to contact the company for assistance. We expect Microsoft to begin the rollout of the update later this week after fixing the bug.