Microsoft began to block older versions of Windows upgrade to new processors
Last January, in his blog, Microsoft said that no longer support the latest generation of processors on older versions of operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Then, the list includes Intel Skylake processors, support for which was to be discontinued July 17, 2017.
Naturally, the Microsoft received not the most pleasant for ourselves reviews on this intention, therefore ultimately Skylake support has been extended for one year, and in August there was a promise to continue to support these processors as before. However, the same can not be said of the most recent generations of Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen processors.
This week it was reported that the computers on these processors no longer receive updates for Windows 7 and 8.1. Microsoft warned about this a few months ago, but the affected users is probably a little comforted. Windows 8.1 is still at the stage of the standard support, which will be discontinued January 9, 2018, after which will begin enhanced support.
Standard support means in a functional upgrade, then as soon as security updates are released during the Extended Support may be added. Standard Windows 7 support was discontinued in January 2015, extended to last until January 2020.