Microsoft announced last year that it is stopping releasing major and cumulative updates for older Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 software. Only minor critical bug removal updates will be pushed for Windows versions older than Windows 10. However, this has changed thanks to GitHub user who has released a new patch that will enable users of Windows 7 & 8.1 to bypass Microsoft restrictions on updates. This update unblock hack works on all version of Windows 7 or 8.1 version and on any PC hardware.
You may remember that Microsoft dropped a bombshell on Windows 7 and 8.1 users back in January when the Redmond software giant issues a statement that soon updates for Windows older than the Windows 10 will be curtailed. New released will only be pushed for devices that run on most recent CPU types. This should be for Windows 10 version on computer with Intel Kaby Lake processors, or AMD Ryzen series and other latest chipsets.
This move was a part of the plan to discourage users from using Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 and goad them towards new Windows 10 as it will allow Microsoft to shift resources to one OS for better service delivery rather than issuing separate updates and fixes for outdated operating systems.
It’s a good move because latest Windows OS comes with updated security patches to prevent harmful viruses, data privacy threats, malware, and other errors and bugs from affecting your computer. Since the Microsoft’s announcement when you try to update Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, this error message shows up that says “your PC uses a processor that isn’t supported on this version of Windows and you won’t receive updates.”
However, special thanks to GitHub user named ‘Zeffy’ who has come up with a solution that involves a patch you can install from the link below that will bypass Microsoft’s Windows 7 / 8.1 update block and resumes the installation of the updates as normal.
This new solution break one of the two patches introduces by Microsoft in the March 16th update, whose changelog included this dreaded line reading “enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update”.
You can download the new patch from GitHub link here for free. If you are using older Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on a computer powered by non-supported CPU, then this is the best way to undo that restriction and start receiving latest Windows updates on older computers. However, we suggest that you should upgrade your PC to Windows 10, it best Windows OS available right now.