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Windows support blocked on new computers?

Windows support blocked on new computers?
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If you're using Microsoft's Windows, you know they updated their operating system to Windows 10. What you may not know is that you could be losing support for critical security updates as soon as this month.

(Keep reading for important news about Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system.)

Microsoft was widely criticized when it first launched Windows 10 a couple of years ago. You might remember that they were constantly sending out alerts, telling you to update to Windows 10. It was annoying to a lot of people.

Since then, Microsoft has updated Windows 10 three times. The most recent is the new Creators Update. They have also been dropping support for older versions of Windows.

Now, if you use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you may be vulnerable to malware and hacks. Microsoft is no longer going to issue security updates if you're using the latest Intel processor, its 7th generation processors (also known as Kaby Lake). You will also not receive updates if you're using AMD's Ryzen systems.

You might see an alert like the one on the next page saying, "Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows. Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version that you are currently using, your system will miss important security updates. Please select the 'Learn More' link to address this situation."

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