Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 on Pentium III CPUs


#1

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-ends-support-for-windows-7-on-pentium-iii-cpus-84478/

Microsoft will no longer release security updates for Windows 7 users with a CPU without SSE2 support, such as the Intel Pentium III processor. Windows 7 is currently in extended support, which means that Microsoft will no longer add features and only releases security updates for the operating system.


#2

Just wonder how many of these are out there??


#3

I’m going to guess a couple of thousand tops, mostly specialist business machines running bespoke software.


#4

Pentium 3? I had those CPU-gerations on my W98SE and begin of WinXP-time. Mostly with RAM <1GB, W7 would be an awful system with this configuration


#5

Are there any PIII machines that actually have enough RAM to support Windows 7? Even if there is, I can’t imagine running Windows 7 on a uniprocessor with < 1Hz. To me, that’s the very definition of torture.

You know, I can’t help but wonder how well a Debian GNU/Linux system with a lightweight desktop environment might run on such hardware. I doubt modern web browsers would run at an acceptable speed.


#6

I would like to see MS continue support updates on W7 and 8.1 for newer CPU-generations


#7

Just because of the processor? Why?


#8

Not going to happen in your dream state. That makes squat $$ for Microsoft. Think more before saying things that makes no common sense.


#9

I bknow.

But why MS supported so long other things which don´t bring money?

@TL7

MS wants to kick off all other OS.

Even with newest Ryzen-platforms for desktop you can find drives for W7 and W8.1, but MS want to force W10 (maybe best backdoors for some organisations in USA)