Windows 10: Microsoft locks Ryzen and Kaby Lake users out of updates on Windows 7

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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       28 Mar 2017 #131

    bobad said: View Post
    Most licenses are for the original motherboard. Change the mobo, you're supposed to purchase Windows again.
    Isn't that an OEM restriction?

    I thought Retail versions could be transferred to new Motherboard/CPU combinations.
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #132

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Isn't that an OEM restriction?

    I thought Retail versions could be transferred to new Motherboard/CPU combinations.
    I think it's still pretty much a "depends" game. I built a new Skylake system (MB, CPU, RAM) less than a year ago and did a clean install of Windows 10 using the generic key and 10 never complained and activated. And my old Haswell system is also running Windows 10 with a generic key.

    That said, I also have a legitimate Windows 10 P(Education version) OS with it's own key, but I've not used it yet.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       30 Mar 2017 #133

    My comment was actually related to this:
    bobad said: View Post
    Most licenses are for the original motherboard. Change the mobo, you're supposed to purchase Windows again. Since Ryzen or Kaby Lake did not exist in the Win 7-8 era, a new license is required. Some licenses, like Enterprise, should not require a new license, but we'll see.
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  4.    30 Mar 2017 #134

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    So the MS lied about the W7 being supported until 2020.

    In a sane world, this should cause a user backlash/boycott against W10 (just like W8) forcing MS to release W11.
    No any machine purchased with WIndows 7 or upgraded to WIndows 7 WILL BE SUPPORTED until 2020. Even PC's downgraded from Windows 10 to WIndows 7 on ALL processors except the new Intel and AMD processors.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       11 Apr 2017 #135

    orlbuckeye said: View Post
    No any machine purchased with WIndows 7 or upgraded to WIndows 7 WILL BE SUPPORTED until 2020. Even PC's downgraded from Windows 10 to WIndows 7 on ALL processors except the new Intel and AMD processors.
    Really?
    Why is MS blocking these CPUs?
    https://www.askwoody.com/2017/confli...ddr4-machines/
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