FatTonyBubatz said:

Well, not sure people and businesses would be amused have perfectly good working hardware bricked for no clear reason. I don't have a specific date, and maybe I don't need one.

Frankly, they would have to do something quite extreme or deliberate to break windows completely in a reasonably modern laptop (or desktop)

Maybe you have seen examples of this 'obsoleting' . I don't follow it that closely, and in 40+ years of computing , have so rarely run into it , I don't even think about it.

Anyone have a horror story to share ?
I've installed the latest version of Windows 10 on two AMD based desktop PCs from 2006. However, laptops often use more specialised hardware.