Reply to post: "you won't be able to access all of the features of the hardware."

Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

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"you won't be able to access all of the features of the hardware."

Which is acceptable, and very different from "you won't receive any fix, even if it is still compiled to work on older CPUs, just because we need to force you to use Windows 10, so we can also resell your data".

Most of the time "drivers" for chips and chipsets are just a few .inf files describing them and optimizing some settings - as you can see the OS boots and installs even before you install them.

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