A little over a year ago, Microsoft announced a new policy where users of the latest generations of Intel and AMD CPUs would no longer receive Windows security updates for older versions of Windows. This means trying to build a system using AMD’s latest Ryzen processor will prevent you from getting updates if you try and install Windows 7 or 8.1. Microsoft, of course, wants you to update to Windows 10 and would also like to not have to go on supporting old versions of Windows forever, but by implementing this new policy Microsoft is sure to cause a bit of trouble for those who want or need to run an older version of Windows.

There is a workaround, for now at least. Microsoft has committed to supporting systems using Intel’s 6th generation “Skylake” CPUs as long as you purchase those computers from certain OEMs. That list can be found here.

Unsure if your computer will continue receiving Windows updates or looking to build a new system and want to see what is and isn’t supported? The technicians at Computer Repair in Tyler can help. Give us a call, send us an email, or stop on by our Tyler location at 1331 South Beckham and we’ll be happy to help you price a new PC that fits your needs.