Windows 7 And 8.1 Will Not Update With AMD Ryzen And Intel 7th Gen CPUs

For those of you planning on upgrading to new hardware you will need windows 10 to get updates…

If your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine is equipped with Intel or AMD’s latest processors, you won’t be able to get the latest Windows updates. Microsoft simply says this is because the new processors were “designed for the latest version of Windows” and that compatibility on the older Windows platforms is difficult. Last month, this was anticipated to kick in at an undetermined time. But today, Ars Technica reports that the compatibility issue is starting to take effect this month. CPUs that are affected by this Windows update block include the following:

Intel 7th Generation “Kaby Lake”
Intel 6th Generation “Skylake” (at a later date)
AMD Ryzen
AMD “Bristol Ridge”
Qualcomm “8996” (Snapdragon)
Users that encounter the issue will see this prompt when attempting to update their OS: