Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jul 2017 20:52 UTC

Microsoft finally broke its silence on the status of devices built on the Intel Clover Trail CPU family.

Owners of those devices who had taken advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer discovered recently that those PCs were unable to upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April 2017 and now rolling out widely to the installed base of Windows 10 PCs.

In an e-mailed statement, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed today that no software fix is on the way. But in a major shift in its "Windows as a Service" policy, Microsoft agreed to continue delivering security updates to those devices for another six years. Under the existing policy, those security updates would have ended in early 2018.

Support for hardware has to end at some point, but this seems rather crude.

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RE[3]: total bs
by aaronb on Fri 21st Jul 2017 10:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: total bs"
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No he is right, if it has a PowerVR GPU (like some atoms do) then driver support is poor no matter the operating system. Imagination Technologies do not seem to be helping themselves with this tactic.

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RE[4]: total bs
by Milan Kerslager on Fri 21st Jul 2017 12:00 in reply to "RE[3]: total bs"
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Pushing updated driver to the Microsoft update costs a lot of money for a hardware vendor. So there is a dead end for PowerVR GPU paired with Intel Atom as nobody wants to spend money there...

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RE[5]: total bs
by aaronb on Fri 21st Jul 2017 12:02 in reply to "RE[4]: total bs"
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It is not like Intel are short of cash (are just blocked by Imagination)...

Edited 2017-07-21 12:03 UTC

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