Recently appeared information that Microsoft will not offer updates for Windows 7 and 8.1, if you work on computer systems using the latest generation of processors from Intel and AMD. It seems that blocking updates already begun. KB4012218 and KB4012219 already uploaded to Microsoft Update Catalog and to each patch offers an impressive list of changes and information on the new policy at Microsoft. This documentation says that new patches are designed to detect generation of processors used when you proceed to download other updates.
Microsoft has long said that processors Intel Kaby Lake and the latest AMD Ryzen will be maintained only by the operating system Windows 10. The first such message appear even in the month of January 2016, when the head of the Windows division, Terry Myerson said that only Windows 10 It has the necessary functionality to be able to reveal all the hardware capabilities of the new processors. KB4012218 and KB4012219 will begin to spread among users with the following vtornichni patches, due out on April 11 this year.