Microsoft Translator app to be deprecated on older Windows platforms this week

Microsoft Translator app to be deprecated on older Windows platforms this week

Microsoft has implemented a new support policy for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that was announced previous year, a recently-revised support document suggests.

Personal computers powered by the latest processors from AMD, Intel and Qualcomm will be blocked from receiving security updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, according to the support document.

Those processors will only be supported by Windows 10, the document said, adding that that meant, "Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 devices that have a seventh generation or a later generation processor may no longer be able to scan or download updates through Windows Update or Microsoft Update".

The company announced the new-silicon support limitation in January 2016, when it said making Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 run on the latest processors was "challenging".

While this development won't affect the pockets of those who are on stable unlimited connections, it still is a major annoyance since Windows 10 users have been complaining about forced updates and how it can even make them lose precious work at times, as illustrated by this rather impassioned video that contains a bit of crude language, so please watch it at your own discretion. The current version of Windows 10 doesn't force updates over metered connections, so do keep that in mind before applying the Creators Update. Just a week out from the recent Patch Tuesday update, this new cumulative build packs only two bug fixes of note.