Reply to post: Re: Improve PC Specs

Hey Windows 10, weren't you supposed to help PC sales?

Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: Improve PC Specs

> AFAIK the new CPUs will have instructions that require Win 10+ and won't run without it.

You are confused, but that may be because MS deliberately made you so. What is actually true is that the new CPUs will have extra instructions. Win10+ will use those extra instructions, but older Windows (or other OS) will run on the CPU without using the extra instructions.

The statement 'Windows 7, 8 won't support the new CPUs', means it won't support the new features, not that it won't run.

Intel would be insane to make incompatible CPUs that won't run as normal x86-64.

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