This year we saw a new trend emerge among the PC gamers – they were choosing Windows 7 instead of Windows 10 for their gaming rigs. The choice is very well understood for the people who want to get the most out of their gaming systems as Windows 10 obviously slows down the system compared to Windows 7. But recently Microsoft has ruined the plans of PC gamers to upgrade their systems to latest processors. Microsoft has announced that it will no longer support the latest processors in older operating systems. The software giant has already started blocking updates on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for all the systems that are using the latest AMD Ryzen or Intel Kaby Lake processors.
Microsoft’s argument is also fair – if you have the latest processor that can run Windows 10 without any problems, then why not upgrade your operating system to Windows 10. But the people who want to stick with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be left without any updates and their systems will become vulnerable to attacks using known vulnerabilities. They can still keep their systems updated using the WSUS Offline Update.
WSUS Offline Update is a program for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and also Windows 10 that can download update files that apply to your Windows installation. It can create an offline update DVD or USB drive so that once the updates have been downloaded, you can use the same update files for as many computers as you want provided they also have the same architecture and Windows version.
But for the long run, you would want to take Microsoft’s advice and update your operating system to the latest version of Windows. This will ensure that you get the operating system that can take advantage of your latest hardware. After all, perhaps Windows 7 won’t be able to use all the juice offered by the powerful AMD Ryzen and Intel Kaby.
You can download WSUS Offline Update from http://download.wsusoffline.net/.