- Aug 14, 2014
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There is still a lot of users who stick to Win7 so they want to convince them to move to 10. Somehow various issues of Win10 make many users go back to Win7.
What if I need to run XP or 7 in order to run some specific business-related software that isn't compatible with 8/8.1/10? Because there are businesses out there that are running software from 10+ years ago (over 20 years ago in the case of one company I worked for).
Besides, all the built-in spyware makes me nervous about using the OS anyway. They don't need to know every single move I make on my PC, and it isn't exactly personal if an entire company is spying on every thing you do with your Personal Computer.
The company has changed hardware requirements for supporting older versions of Windows, by only supporting new silicon on Windows 10 moving forward.
So Microsoft is making the hardware manufactures implement something at the hardware level? If so, what's the point of Zen or any new hardware?For example, Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” silicon, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” silicon.
If I go buy a new rig how is MS forcing me to only use Win 10?
The above quote doesn't make any sense to me. Is microsoft cutting off all updates to Windows 10 and lower?
So Microsoft is making the hardware manufactures implement something at the hardware level? If so, what's the point of Zen or any new hardware?
I see. Thank you for clearing it up.Past Skylake you must use Win10 or higher, is what I gather from this, not if you go buy something that exists in this day and age.
Windows will still be updated on the update plan that was already promised.
Okay, so you're telling me that in four years' time they won't need new hardware to replace a system that's already slightly aged?
They are running a file/accounting system from WinXP era, has to be in compatibility mode to run properly in Win7, last time i checked they still had a Pentium 4 with 4gb ram or somesuch, you can do the math. Like i said, there has been no need to upgrade, it's an office computer. I can bet you whatever you want there's many such small business that do the same, adding new hardware/new computer needlessly is just another financial burden they don't want/need
In my eyes at least it's a clear case of "if it isn't broken don't mess with it". It runs perfectly fine so why change ?
Since its perfectly fine, why change hardware? You won't need to change the operating system unless you change hardware.