Microsoft has started to force Windows users to upgrade from legacy Windows to Windows 10 if they possess computers of latest generation. Now Windows users are getting error message while trying to update Windows 7 or 8.1. As per Microsoft announcement, they will no longer be able to get latest updates hence they should upgrade to Windows 10. If they still want to use legacy Windows, their computers may get compromised due to security threats.

Microsoft restricting Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on latest computers

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Microsoft is terminating support for all legacy Windows Operating Systems one by one. Windows Vista has been cut off after the completion of a decade. Now the next generation processors will only support latest Windows and consequently Windows 10 will get larger market share as compared to Windows 7 and 8.1. The latest processors make compatibility with Windows 10 which is considered to be the most secure operating system ever.

Windows users need to follow the norms of Microsoft as it is not possible to keep the system secure against viruses and other unwanted threats without the support of Microsoft. The Windows users would not prefer to expose their PCs to hackers, therefore they are recommended to upgrade their Windows and get all the latest updates.

There are also traces on social media indicating that Microsoft terminates to support for updates on Intel’s Kaby Lake processor PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1.

Although Microsoft is trying to promote Windows 10 by imposing new policies, it is not finalized, whether the same will work or not. Restricting Windows 7 and 8.1 impacts many users and perhaps some conservative users will not support this idea. Let’s see how Microsoft gets success in the route of promoting Windows 10 and restricting Windows 7 and 8.1.

Stay tuned to know more about official announcements of Microsoft.


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