Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10 | Ars Technica
Help me understand how this works? I have a 6700k with w7 and w10. How does Microsoft know which CPU one uses with Windows?
Would, for example, a W7 computer with a 2600k get updates that mine would not?
If I were to get a Kaby Lake CPU and try to install w7 with it, what would happen?
Would only some useless power saving features not work? Would Windows 7 not install at all? What new features are coming in new processors other than power saving shenanigans? I have no idea what that author is talking about. I have installed multiple different Windows OSs via USB with NO "difficulty".
Furthermore, is this just fearmongering? It certainly seems like it may not affect consumers/enthusaists as much as the author implies.
Also, before anyone says "go to 7 forums", one will ALWAYS be comparing older OSs to the newest ones in regards to performance and compatibility thus I feel it's appropriate.