Developer lifts Windows 7’s update blockade with unsanctioned patch – Computerworld

An anonymous developer has published a patch that negates Microsoft’s barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors.

The developer, identified as “Zeffy,” posted the patch and accompanying documentation on GitHub, the code repository.

“I was inspired to look into these new rollup updates that Microsoft released on March 16 [after reading about the processor-related blocking of Windows Update],” wrote Zeffy. “[That was] essentially a giant middle finger to anyone who dare not ‘upgrade’ to the steaming pile of garbage known as Windows 10.”

Zeffy’s hostility was directed at the policy Microsoft prepared in March and executed earlier this month that bar Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs equipped with the newest Intel and AMD processors from receiving security updates. Those rules were announced but not implemented last year.

Developer lifts Windows 7’s update blockade with unsanctioned patch – Computerworld

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