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Joan Terry
July 17, 2017

However, if it isn't resolved, incompatibility could cause a large number of 2-in-1 PCs initially sold throughout 2013 and 2014 to be stuck on the Anniversary Update.

The move earned a lot of goodwill from analysts and customers alike, and helped push its latest OS - including its new voice assistant, Cortana - out to many more devices. It appears those who received a free upgrade to Windows 10 less than two years ago are now barred from receiving any future updates.

"Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC", the message reads, before adding: "Uninstall this app now because it isn't compatible with Windows 10".

Actually, PC manufacturers had no reasons to create Windows RT devices as Intel's "Clover Trail" Atom chips, which launched in Q4 2012, were a response to the ARM mobile chips used on Windows RT machines.

Microsoft is planning to adjust the name of its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to Autumn Creators Update.

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However, there is no app to uninstall and it appears that the old hardware is simply incompatible with the first of Microsoft's Creators Update releases. Year-to-date, MSFT has gained 18.51%, versus a 10.87% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period. "Until then, Windows Update will prevent devices containing one of the processors listed above from installing the Creators Update". If the time passes, Microsoft may not provide a fix to the problem, rendering the PCs a potential security risk.

Will this problem affect other PCs?

This debacle shines a light on an unclear clause in Windows 10's support policy. "Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device - at no cost".

As Ed Bott points out in his ZDNet article, Microsoft's Windows lifecycle support page includes a footnote that clarifies the policy.

Another moaned: "Really? could not check that first? and why doesnt say processor not supported? so amateur. and worse, the creator suggestion came from Windows update".

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