A user has created an unofficial patch that bypasses Microsoft’s security check when attempting to update a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine with a newer processor installed.
Microsoft had been saying for quite some time that it would stop supporting Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on machines running an Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen processor. The company made good on the promise a week ago when it actively started blocking updates. Users of such systems were met with an error message when attempting to fetch security patches through Windows Update.
„Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows. Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version you are currently using, your system will miss important security updates. Please select the ‚Learn More‘ link to address the situation,“ the message reads.
A GitHub user who goes by „Zeffy“ uploaded an open-source patch that gives users a workaround. The patch alters a pair of functions he…