Windows 10 Users May Need to Purchase New Computers in 2018

According to reports, a number of computers have been blocked from receiving future Windows 10 updates. So, unless Microsoft addresses the incompatibility issue, there will be many computers that will no longer be able to receive updates in early 2018.

That could be a big issue, especially for the users who have updated their Windows 8/8.1 license to Windows 10. It seems that the issue is affecting computers that have been built around Intel’s Atom Clover Trail processors.

These chips come on entry-level computers that have been released back in 2012 or later. The mentioned computers have come with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, and as most of you know, Microsoft made Windows 10 available to them as a FREE update.

Well, reports are saying that owners of these computers are not able to install the Windows 10 Creators Update. By trying to install this update on a computer that comes with an Intel’s Atom Clover Trail processor you will receive a message saying “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC.”

In other words, these computers are stuck on Windows 10 version 1607. We remind you that each Windows 10 update comes with security updates for 18 months, meaning that the 1607 build that was released last year in August will lose Microsoft’s support in 2018.

Keep in mind that people will still be able to use their computers, but without the regular security patches, which might make the machine vulnerable to bugs and security holes.

In case you had a computer running on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and you’ve decided to NOT upgrade to Windows 10, you will still receive support for this operating system until October 2023. With that being said, Microsoft will have many users who will request their Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 license back in case the company doesn’t solve this problem.