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?
Although it doesn’t affect me directly, it’s crap like this and Windows 10 that’s moving me over to Linux more and more!
My main machine is Windows 7 and multi boot with 3 Linux distro’s, Windows 7 will remain on it for a few years yet but it’s the last version of Windows I will run.
Things are becoming more anti consumer every week, Windows will probably be subscription only before long.