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Monday, April 17, 2017

Microsoft starts denying updates to a few Windows 7 clients

In any case, the no-bolster on-new-silicon trawl clears up pure PCs, as well, as false-positive reports mount.



Microsoft this week started blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs furnished with the very most up to date processors from getting security refreshes, following through on a strategy it reported however did not execute a year ago. 

However, the organization likewise declined to give security fixes to Windows 7 frameworks that were fueled by AMD's "Carrizo" CPUs, an engineering that should keep accepting patches. 

The pronouncement that prompted the refresh bans, regardless of whether passable or not under Microsoft's new strategy, was uncovered in January 2016, when the organization said making Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 keep running on the most recent processors was "testing." Microsoft then decided that Windows 10 would be the main upheld release on seventh-era and later CPUs and at the same time managed a generous shortening of support of both versions. 

The greatest effect was on Windows 7, since it had turned into the standard in ventures - Microsoft's most esteemed clients - with sending offers far north of half. As per Microsoft, Windows 7 was to be completely upheld on 6th era processors - Intel's were named "Skylake," AMD's incorporated Carrizo - until July 17, 2017. By then, some Skylake-prepared PCs would keep on receiving some security refreshes; other such PCs would get nothing. 

Microsoft later strolled back the cut-off, first by developing the finish of-bolster date to July 2018, then by denying the 6th era decree for those frameworks on a we'll-bolster them list. The last move - which occurred in August - implied that in many examples just seventh-era and later processors from AMD and Intel were on Windows 7's and 8.1's no-go index. 

All things being equal, Microsoft on Wednesday recognized that it had blocked updates from achieving machines furnished with AMD's Carrizo processor, then guaranteed to amend the mess. 

"Microsoft expects to keep on supporting Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with this processor and arrangements to address the issue creating the message in a future refresh," said Edison Pus, recognized as a Microsoft agent, on the organization's bolster discussion. Discharge did not determine when the refresh to the refresh would show up. 

A shorter rendition of that message was additionally added to the "Known issues" segment of the Windows 7 and 8.1 month to month move up and security-just updates. 

Since the refresh boycott can't be switched by clients, they should hold up until Microsoft issues a revision. Amid the between time, their PCs will be helpless against abuse of the vulnerabilities Microsoft fixed on Tuesday. 

Different clients likewise experienced the refresh directive, yet in those cases the messages were ponder. "Windows 7 continues giving a notice that my Intel Core i7 (7700k) processor is not upheld," detailed somebody labeled as DenverBraganaza, in a message presented Tuesday on Microsoft's bolster discussion. 

That CPU is one from Intel's seventh-era design, codenamed "Kaby Lake," and in this way is on Microsoft's no-no rundown for Windows 7 and 8.1. 

Others, in any case, said that their PCs had been banned from the current month's updates - and future updates - despite the fact that the processors are not seventh-era, raising the issue of false positives from whatever test or indicative Microsoft used to decide if to hinder the machine. 

One false positive report originated from a client whose machine ran an Intel processor presented around an indistinguishable time from Windows 7, and had been declined April's refresh for the OS. That report, alongside no less than one other, were posted on AskWoody.com, a site worked by Woody Leonard, a Windows fix master who composes for Infoworld. (Like Computerworld, Infoworld is an IDG distribution.) 

Microsoft did not promptly answer to a demand for affirmation that it has formally started implementing the stop-bolster arrangement. 



This is the 'no-patches-for-you' fly up that a few clients of Windows 7 and 8.1 have seen for the current week as Microsoft denied them security refreshes in light of the fact that their PCs were controlled by the most up to date processors.



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