Some Future CPUs Will be Able to Run Windows 10 Only
It looks like the new silicon that would be used in future CPUs is not going to allow you to run any of the older operating systems of Microsoft whether you are talking about Windows 7, 8 or older. In fact, Microsoft has revealed that some of the future CPUs are only going to support Windows 10!
And here we were thinking that the days of incompatibility between operating systems and CPUs were over.
Terry Myerson, the Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft took to the official blog of the company and highlighted some of the aspects of what their Windows support policy is going to be moving forward.
He even mentioned Intel Kaby Lake, Qualcomm 8996 and AMD Bristol Ridge as some of the silicons that are going to support Windows 10 only.
Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support. This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon, while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with previous generations of platform and silicon. For example, Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” silicon, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” silicon.
It looks like they want to transition to 64-bit silicon completely and let go off 32-bit versions so that the future products can be fully optimized on one level instead of having to look at multiple operating systems.
What do you think of making Windows 10 the only operating system of Microsoft that will be compatible with the future CPUs?