Windows 7 support dropped for CPUs without SSE2

Discussion in 'Windows' started by RGiskardR, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    Microsoft supports Windows 7 officially until January 2020; while the company won't end support for the operating system that it launched in 2009 early, it appears that Microsoft is trying to get users to upgrade to newer versions of Windows by limiting support and ignoring certain issues that were introduced in recent updates.

    Microsoft revealed this month that its support agents won't support users anymore in the Windows 7 or Windows 8 forums on the company's Microsoft Answers support site despite the fact that Windows 7 and 8 are still supported by the company.

    Woody Leonhard spotted another incident of Microsoft dropping support for some systems running Windows 7; Windows 7 users and admins who followed this year's Patch Tuesdays, you may remember that the KB article for the March 2018 update for Windows 7 mentioned a known issue affecting devices with processors that did not support SSE2.

    A Stop error occurs on computers that don't support Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2 (SSE2).

    The known issue appeared in the list of issues on the April, May and June 2018 patch KB articles as well. Up until very recently, Microsoft stated that it was working on a resolution to fix the issue.

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

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