Microsoft To Release Windows 10 'Creators Update' Later This Month

Microsoft warned Vista users that their systems could be compromised by an attacker in the future, especially as Security Essentials support has also now ended for the operating system.

Microsoft has slightly tweaked this in the latest Windows Insider build (15058) so that it can still push critical updates, even if you've marked your Wi-Fi connection as metered. Recently, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 and Windows 7 users whose devices are equipped with a seventh or later generation CPU will have no security patches unless they update to Windows 10.

You will need to upgrade to Windows 10 if you are using AMD's Bristol Ridge, the Qualcomm 8996 chip, AMD's Ryzen, processors, and Intel's 7th-generation Core chips, according to Microsoft.

Just a day after the Windows 10 Insider PC build 15060 rolled out to Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring, PC users now have another build to play with this weekend.

Word started when a Microsoft support document leaked on Thursday, March 16, which specifically addresses those who have paired older Microsoft OSs with newer Intel or AMD chips.

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Yet some users with unusual hardware configurations may want to prevent system updates to avoid any potential conflicts.

Skylake was originally going to be included in this policy, too, but Microsoft partially relented, switching instead to a policy of providing only security fixes for Skylake systems running Windows 7 and 8.1.

Moreover, the total shutdown, as pointed out by Hot Hardware, perplexes some. The company is rumored to be finalizing it this week, so while this build isn't the final one, you can probably install it with minimal issues. If you think that's overkill, consider the Windows 10 Anniversary Update's slew of nasty bugs, or this tale of woe over at How-To-Geek, where Chris Hoffman complains about Windows 10's automatic updates breaking his PC mere days ago. Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

  • Tracy Ferguson