Microsoft Windows 10 Cuts support for previously supported hardware

>>Microsoft Windows 10 Cuts support for previously supported hardware

Microsoft Windows 10 Cuts support for previously supported hardware

The Creators Update version 1703 for Microsoft Windows 10 is not supported on all hardware that is running Windows 10 under a previous build.  Intel’s Atom Clover Trail series CPUs are the first hardware that has drivers that previously worked but no longer will, they are; Atom Z2760, Atom Z2520, Atom Z2560, and Atom Z2580.  Microsoft released a post about this back in April of 2017 (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/intel-clover-trail-processors-are-not-supported-on/ed1823d3-c82c-4d7f-ba9d-43ecbcf526e9) and is working with Intel on updating the drivers.

 

If Microsoft and Intel are not able to or won’t update the drivers by early 2018, systems with the Atom Z2760, Atom Z2520, Atom Z2560, and Atom Z2580 should be retired.  The reason for the retirement of the systems is that Microsoft is only supporting Windows 10 builds for about 18 months and the build that they are currently running 1607 (Anniversary Update) is currently planned to end of life in March of 2018.  This means that no more security patches will be released and as the vulnerabilities of the build become more know the systems are more easily exploited.

 

What may be the most frustrating part for many users is that they will be prompted to update Microsoft Windows 10. The system will pass the compatibility test, download over 3 GB worth of updates, and then fail the install with a warning to uninstall Windows 10 because it is not compatible.  If this happens to you after March in 2018, start looking for a replacement.

 

2017-07-19T08:11:46+00:00