Microsoft does not support modern CPUs in Windows 7, forcing people to upgrade to Windows 10

I really like Windows 7, I don’t like Windows 8.X and 10 that much. I can buy a Windows 7 Pro license on eBay for $10 and use Digital River ISOs to burn a DVD and install from that. I’ve always advocated for people to stay one or two versions behind to save money.

First Microsoft gave away free copies of Windows 10 to 8.1 and 7 users. They even forced upgrades to Windows 10 without the user’s permission. Now if you have a modern CPU Windows 7 and 8.1 give Windows Update errors with the CPU not supported. This was sort of what IBM OS/2 did with installs, you had to get an old processor to install it. It is part of things that led to IBM OS/2 being phased out.

I really don’t know why Windows 7 can’t support those CPUs, I figure they got Intel and AMD etc to no longer write driver files for Windows 7 or 8.1 but 10 only. That is how Microsoft killed IBM OS/2 they got OEMs to quit supporting it.

Why wouldn’t you want to run Windows 10? The built-in spyware and adware being two things, the domestic spying is another thing. Not being able to run apps and software that ran in Windows 7 and below due to incompatibility issues in 10.

Try Linux instead: Lubuntu is a good place to start, as would Mint as well:



By law we are required to carry the following warning on all our pages: The Surgeon General warns that this site may contain subversive material that is known to cause social and mental health problems. Use Blastar at your own risk. Blastar Responsibly. If irritation occurs cease use immediately, flush caches, adjust reality, rinse mind thoroughly and contact your nearest responsible adult for further advice. You may need to find a safe space from the truth, if so we recommend unplugging your computer and go out into the real world and find something creative and positive to do than just troll us here at our blog.

We are an Internet Organization that reports on news, about technology and politics and other stuff from around the world. We try to fact check every article we write with at least one reference or supporting pictures. We are not a troll site or fake news site, and we've been reporting on them to inform the public.



Blastar Industries

Email [email protected]

Support Orion Blastar on Patreon

Our political forum

Our technical forum

Or leave some feedback

We have an Affiliate program that can save you money on web hosting:

Ask us about helping you to run a Wordpress site or any other type of site.

[ my public key:; my proof: ]

If you want to donate or help us out, here are some virtual cryptocurrency addresses:

Bitcoin: 13t19gedm7f8LSeZumjtCC6dVB8o9fk71Z

Litecoin: Lf217W7MB93Gam6HxgsS6NNXdU6jULFoVD

Eth: 0x8d188C2201B580F3C2023C3Cec9EbB5Bf5694127