From Information Week: Enterprises and consumers who purchase hardware with new CPUs will no longer have the option of running Windows 7 and 8.1 on their new systems. But one set of buyers will receive a temporary reprieve. Microsoft issued an update to its support policy, in a move that will likely speed adoption of its new operating system Windows 10 -- whether its customers are ready to make the change or not. Under the support policy update, Microsoft stated it would only support new processors and chipsets that are running Windows 10 on the computer systems. This move will have its greatest impact on enterprises that were planning to purchase new computers loaded with the older Windows 7 or 8.1, with plans to eventually migrate these systems to Windows 10 when it made sense for the entire company to head in that direction. More @ http://www.informationweek.com/soft...-windows-81-pcs-with-new-cpus/d/d-id/1323960? Resistance is futile.