Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2018 14:38 UTC

If your PC doesn't run Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2, you apparently won't be getting any more Windows 7 patches. At least, that's what I infer from some clandestine Knowledge Base documentation changes made in the past few days.

Even though Microsoft says it's supporting Win7 until January 14, 2020, if you have an older machine - including any Pentium III - you've been blocked, and there's nothing you can do about it.

While support has to end somewhere - processors without SSE2 are really, really old - it's quite unfair to say you support Windows 7 until 2020, and then cut it off early for a number of customers. Consumer protection agencies should have something to say about this, right?

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RE[4]: More Microsoft Bullcrap!
by ilovebeer on Mon 25th Jun 2018 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: More Microsoft Bullcrap!"
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I mean, an OS isn't an application where you write it and then release a few bug fix updates; it requires constant maintenance and updates by the developer, esp as new technologies are released that it needs to be compatible with.

Honestly, that's justification enough right there. Change can be hard and some of us have to kick & scream a little to get through it. I feel pretty sour about a lot of stuff happening these days but at the end of the day I know these are just the times I'm living in.

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