For those of you who do not know , MS has now adopted a policy that will block windows update from working If you have a 7th gen intel or amd CPU running windows 7 ( google this seeing I cant post links ) So I did some digging on my system which has a 7600k and windows 7 their are 2 updates that will cause this issue the one just relased today , KB4015549 and KB4012218 KB4012218 is a optional update but KB4015549 is a sercurity update . I see this as nothing more then a strong arm tactic to force people to windows 10 . While I might understand blocking optional proformance updates , sercurity updates are nessary . IMO this is unacceptable business practice shoving a OS down someones throat . I have run hours and hours on my 7600k with no real problems ( except for the drivers which I updated and solved my issues) I also have to wonder if windows 7 is no longer supported then why do intel supply vid drivers and chipset drivers ready to download off of most motherboard manufactures for the Z270 boards ? Something is fishy here and and reaks of coruption ! :thumbdown Anyone know a workaround ? Even if I could bypass windows update MS will still flash the message ," Your cpu is not supported" even if only just browsing the web , JERKS !!