The last time Microsoft mentioned a pathological love of new processor generations, it has provided preferential support in the current OS. In addition, it is another opportunity to push users to move to the latest version of the Windows operating system.
The same Intel Kaby Lake, as originally intended, was only supported for the Windows 10 operating system, and Windows 7 users, though, and can work with the new processors, but have to put up with a number of limitations in their functionality.
Now on the pages of its website Microsoft said users of AMD Ryzen (and Bristol Ridge), Intel and Qualcomm Kaby Lake 8996 that they have the right to updates and patches only for Windows 10. The company will continue to release updates for Windows 7 and 8.1, however, the computers with modern processors from Intel and AMD will not be able to install them, as Windows Update will not work on such a PC.
When trying to download an update the user will see a message stating that his hardware is not supported by the current version of the operating system (if we are talking about Windows 8.1 and older). This is doubly insulting when you consider that OS updates can have a significant impact on the performance of the same AMD Ryzen.
The only way out is to upgrade to Windows 10. Either to abandon the use of the new processors.