Patch unblocks Windows Update in Win7 & 8.1

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    A developer and reverse engineer by the name of “Zeffy” seems to have found a way around Microsoft's ban on updates for old versions of Windows on shiny new Ryzen and Kaby Lake CP...

    Patch unblocks Windows Update in Win7 & 8.1
     
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    chronek Member Guru

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    Just wait until evil-corp will release a patch that will intentionally lock up computers with newer processors, worse if all patches will have this feature...
     
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    Fyew-jit-tiv Master Guru

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    What ever is written by man shall be broken by man. Hats of to that developer.
     
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    Irenicus Master Guru

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    Haven't payed for a copy of windows since 98 (except the version on my new laptop) and have never had issues with updates, so this isn't anything new at all.
     

  5. Humanoid_1

    Humanoid_1 Master Guru

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    That sense of brand loyalty... being dissolved from the rotten core and out.

    A world without decent competition is not fun at all once something like this practice starts to rub you the wrong way.


    When Vulkan becomes more widespread at least Linux will become a more serious contender for many of us.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Fixed that for you.

    Good thing somebody took his time to do that, a great service to the community!
     
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    This is way too toxic behaviour from Microsoft. Using latest hardware and still sticking win8/7 mean that the individual is happy with the OS, does not want to get win10. They produce handmade, intentional problems so people will develop urges to upgrade to win 10 so Micro$oft can gather everything about you without your permission for upcoming worldwide events. I would just hack it all the way.
     
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  8. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    no matter how ms will patch to block from old cpu
    there will always a way to install the os

    first there is old-unpatched version...
    people can install the old version, then all we need to do is to block ms-patch
    i think community will find a way like most of time if not always

    also as the os core it self is not designed to be doing the "blocking" stuff in the begining, i am hoping the patch isnt cronic/nasty things
    well ms can make nastsy stuff... but we will see
     
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    Perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment, but I backed-up everything then Dloaded and installed on Win7 lappy. I don't know what is gonna happen, if anything, but zero problems so far.
     
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    Prince Valiant Master Guru

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    Exactly. It would be great to see Vulkan adoption pick up or ReactOS make huge development strides but I don't expect either.
     

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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Any enthusiasm for this may be short-lived once MS updates the patched parts. So you may have to repatch it every time MS releases an update, which may be up to a few times a week. I would probably give in and say adios Win 7/8.
     
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    I have to admit when I said that, I knew how far away we are for broad game support, let alone our librarys of older games which will mostly never get such a support built into them.

    At least there is some hope on the horizon.
     
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    Ironically, we have Microsoft to thank for pushing people away from Microsoft Products.

    If this behaviour doesn't bring around a Linux revolution then nothing will.
     
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    I agree totally with the 1st sentence. About the 2nd one i´m not so sure...
     

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