Monday, 25 September, 2017

Microsoft Blocks Windows 7, 8 Updates On Latest Intel And AMD Systems

Is Microsoft blocking Win7/8.1 updates on Kaby Lake and Ryzen chips? Microsoft turns off Windows 7/8.1 updates for Ryzen and Kaby Lake
Lucas Bell | 18 March, 2017, 01:34

The pace at which Microsoft has released bug-focused builds suggests that the Windows 10 Creators Update might arrive sooner than later.

Even so, the widespread reporting of the support document over the past few days seemed to catch many by surprise. "This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon, while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with previous generations of platform and silicon".

If you happen to be running one of these processors with an older operating system you'll see the following message when you attempt to download updates.

The company said those who continue to use the operating system may become vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

Microsoft took those lessons onboard and Windows 7 and all subsequent Microsoft OS releases came with a much smaller system footprint.

Or, more specifically in the case of Vista, stop supporting it. Instead, it was meant to avoid large automatic downloads in order to prevent Windows 10 updates from blowing through a user's bandwidth cap.

Owners of the following 7th generation CPU models are known to be affected: Intel seventh generation processors (Intel Core ix 7xxx), AMD "Bristol Ridge", and Qualcomm "8996".

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Two Russian spies among four charged in United States over Yahoo hack
The government "will vigorously investigate and prosecute the people behind such attacks to the fullest extent of the law". They hired Alexsey Belan and Karim Baratov, described as "criminal hackers ", to carry out the attacks.

Worst Year Yet For Children In Syria's Civil War
After six years of war, almost six million children now depend on humanitarian assistance, a twelve-fold increase from 2012. UNICEF noted that it can not assess the "full scale of children's suffering" due to limited access to parts of Syria.

Aside from having a new powerful chip, the Surface Pro 5 is also speculated to feature a 4K resolution display, an improved Surface Pen with rechargeable ability and the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.

Microsoft (and its OEM partners) of course will no doubt that that Vista users will go out and purchase a brand new PC or laptop running Windows 10.

Windows 10 Creators Update will enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3-D and mixed reality, connect people faster to those they care about most, and empower every gamer to be a broadcaster.

We fixed an issue resulting in some unexpected visual distortion when watching certain mp4 videos in Movies and TV on recent flights.

Some virtual private network (VPN) connections weren't showing up in Settings Network & Internet VPN, but now they all should be there, Dona Sarkar, a software engineer in Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, wrote in a blog post.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of Windows 10.

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