foreshadow

Windows 7 support on APUs

Discussion created by foreshadow on Jan 1, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2019 by foreshadow

Many of our customer's business applications still rely on Windows 7 and we have had a steady flow of them needing replacements in 2018 due to failing motherboards. While the default choice for them is Intel's G series Pentium builds, the recent shortage of 14nm Intel CPUs has prompted us to seek alternatives. We were interested in AMD's new Athlon GE series as they are competitively priced against Intel's G series. Unfortunately AMD doesn't appear to provide any Windows 7 drivers for APUs. To my knowledge, around 50% of Windows based PCs are still running Windows 7 so I hope AMD reconsider their support stance for Windows 7.

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