Question What is the last series of (AMD) CPU's that would run windows 7

OldSchool7

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To my little knowledge the new CPU's will only run windows 10, correct me if I'm wrong. I want to keep using 7 and looking for the last type of, AMD preferred, processors the will allow use of 7.
 

nicalandia

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Windows 7 security update EOL was 14th of January 2020. Under no condition should you continue using Windows 7 on any computer that is connected to the internet. Continuing to use it would be monumentally insecure. If there is some reason you really do not want to move to a newer version of Windows, you should switch to Linux instead.
You could use a Virtual Machine and boot Linux
 

VirtualLarry

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Last Intel CPU was Skylake, although there were beta Kaby Lake iGPU drivers released by Asus. Windows Update would lock itself down if you had an "unsupported" CPU.
 

Markfw

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To my little knowledge the new CPU's will only run windows 10, correct me if I'm wrong. I want to keep using 7 and looking for the last type of, AMD preferred, processors the will allow use of 7.
I am a diehard when it comes to change, and even I upgraded to 10 and Ryzen....
 

Tuna-Fish

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Windows 7 security update EOL was 14th of January 2020. Under no condition should you continue using Windows 7 on any computer that is connected to the internet. Continuing to use it would be monumentally insecure. If there is some reason you really do not want to move to a newer version of Windows, you should switch to Linux instead.
 

Schmide

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Windows 7 security update EOL was 14th of January 2020. Under no condition should you continue using Windows 7 on any computer that is connected to the internet. Continuing to use it would be monumentally insecure. If there is some reason you really do not want to move to a newer version of Windows, you should switch to Linux instead.
My Windows Media Center computers say otherwise. Yeah I'm not cruising the dark web, but EPG123 and some reputable streaming services keep them alive in my house.
 
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AnitaPeterson

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Actually, I ran Windows 7 successfully on a Ryzen 5 2600x. I only moved to 10 because I needed reliable Bluetooth.

And furthermore, there was a story right here, on Anandtech, that explains how to do it: https://www.anandtech.com/show/11182/how-to-get-ryzen-working-on-windows-7-x64

Forget about the "limitations" from the industry. It's in their interest to make you buy new crap - just look at the Windows 11 CPU "requirements".

The only REAL hurdle is that it's hard to install Windows itself, since you may need a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
 

Shmee

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Also, a lot of modern games no longer support Windows 7. And the Radeon/Geforce drivers no longer are updated for it.
 
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