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  1.    18 Jan 2016 #11

    Quote Originally Posted by Tranas View Post
    Rubbish?? Hardly. It's quite simple, actually - don't supply drivers - and make sure your agreements with vendors prevents users from obtaining them. The Lenovo Flex 3 1580 uses Sklylake. Here is a case in point -

    Laptops and netbooks :: Flex Series :: flex 3 1580 - Lenovo Support (US)
    Lenovo Flex 3 1580 Clean Win7 Install | Windows 7 Forums
    Pre-install drivers for Lenovo Flex 3 1580 clea... | Intel Communities

    The Intel response ir rather telling. (unless, of course, you think Lenovo writes their own code for the Intel chipset). Lenovo support basically offers the unidigit salute. Drivers extracted from the current Lenovo storage driver updates do not function either. Incidentally, Win10 Pro loads perfectly on the same machine.

    Never underestimate the suicidal tendencies of M$ when it comes to control. In the old days, they would call that restraint of trade, but I doubt Eric T. Schneiderman lurks in Win10 Forums.

    ymmv
    Hi there

    As Windows is used by almost every conceivable piece of hardware out there and also loads of hardware yet to be even thought about much less actually designed !!! this isn't really an option -- like buying a Car and having a restriction that you can't put any fuel in it.

    The Hardware manufacturers usually design their own drivers anyway sometimes with but often without any help from Ms.

    Yes I suppose it theoretically could be done but the reality would have a probability of ZERO of this being done.

    As far as disabling Linux stuff -- how many people out there are happily using NAS boxes on Windows LAN's -- loads I suspect. Windows doesn't have anything like that yet -- lowish power CPU so low power consumption for "always on box", decent nr of bays for several TB of storage with FAST I/O and data transfer and an optimised file system for serving media and data. Some of these NAS boxes use Intel CPU's but they don't have to so even giants like intel need to tread carefully by restricting OS'es that can run on their chips --and in any case it's always possible for an alternate chip manufacturer to "emulate" a particular CPU and trap the instructions that restrict a specific OS from being used . Can be done in the chip's microcode set.

    People might cast their days back to when IBM mainframes ruled the roost -- Amdahl and Hitachi also made mainframes which actually could run the IBM OS'es such as MVS/XA etc simply by code written in the microcode set of the CPU hardware.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    18 Jan 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    As Windows is used by almost every conceivable piece of hardware out there and also loads of hardware yet to be even thought about much less actually designed !!! this isn't really an option -- like buying a Car and having a restriction that you can't put any fuel in it.

    The Hardware manufacturers usually design their own drivers anyway sometimes with but often without any help from Ms.

    Yes I suppose it theoretically could be done but the reality would have a probability of ZERO of this being done.
    Well, I suppose anything is possible in the land of Unicorns and rainbows. The driver error is thrown by M$.
    Intel and Lenovo are likely acting per their licensing agreement. You don't have to hold the gun to be responsible for pulling the trigger.

    Lenovo Flex 3 Clean Win7 Install - Spiceworks
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