Windows 10's Creators Update may nerf a workaround to mandatory updates

You might think that Windows 7 and 8.1 aren't popular so Microsoft sees no reason to continue supporting these operating systems but that would be wrong. This move will of course be heralded as brilliant and no one could possibly find this upsetting in the least, especially not in this Reddit thread.

I would propose a persistent nag screen as a much safer solution - make it annoying enough and inform the user beforehand what size the update is, and they may even find an unmetered connection, avoiding the uncontrollable cost issue.

This issue occurs with newer hardware equipped with 7th-generation Intel processors ("Kaby Lake") and AMD Ryzen ("Bristol Ridge") chips.

Microsoft later walked back the cut-off, first by extending the end-of-support date to July 2018, then by repudiating the entire Skylake proclamation for Windows 7 and 8.1.

Code 80240037 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

"The official word from Microsoft is that they are in fact doing everybody a justice by insuring that everybody updates to Windows 10 because Windows 10 works very close to the silicon and squeezes out all of the performance", Berg says in his video.

Microsoft said: "If your current PC can't run Windows 10, it might be time to consider shopping for a new one", with the inclusion of a link to its Microsoft store where customers can purchase a Surface Pro 4 or more, no surprise there! "We'll keep trying in case new updates become available" in Windows Update.

After the long wait for the Creators Update, it would not be good at all if users experienced problems downloading and installing the hefty upgrade.

We already knew Microsoft was planning to offer official support exclusively for Windows 10 on the new Intel and AMD CPUs, but it seems the company is planning to go to great lengths to ensure these chips aren't used with older versions of the OS. Instead, it was meant to avoid large automatic downloads in order to prevent Windows 10 updates from blowing through a user's bandwidth cap.

Apparently, Microsoft is halting upgrade support for those operating systems when combined with the newer hardware. Devices built using AMD's new chips are just beginning to reach the market.

But for many Vista users running a now stable operating system on a decent PC, their choice is not as clear cut.

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