With the newly launched Intel Kablake processors comes a bitter pill. Faster more efficient systems balanced with the inability to run Windows 7 Pro. Latest figures, Jan 2017, would suggest that c40% of the installed corporate base still enjoys a W7 Pro experience.
As Intel’s Kaby Lake processor rolls out in the coming months, it comes with a big asterisk.
How big of an asterisk? If you’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, you should not buy a new PC with Intel’s 7th Generation Core Kaby Lake processors — or any processor generations that follow.
Don’t get a new Windows PC if you plan to run Windows 7/8/8.1: That’s the basic message from Microsoft “Future silicon platforms including Intel’s upcoming 7th Gen Intel Core (Kaby Lake) processor family and AMD’s 7th generation processors (e.g. Bristol Ridge) will only be supported on Windows 10,” Microsoft stated. “And all future silicon releases will require the latest release of Windows 10,” Microsoft added.
Always happy to help you, VitrX can provide a stocking facility for your legacy hardware, so you can continue to provide for your business while you test, develop and apply Windows 10 to your environment.
But you will need to consider bringing forward your possible acquisitions for this year due to a market which is in slight panic mode. Please let us know where we can help to avoid unscheduled disruption.
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