The company claimed that this would not affect existing apps based on the earlier Windows version.
According to a report in Financial Times on Thursday, issuing a free custom support would have protected the computers from the ransomware attack.
Microsoft has admitted that it is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates on Intel's seventh generation Core i3, i5, Qualcomm's 8996 and other processors.
US tech giant Microsoft has ended sale for both the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems and these can no longer be bought with a new PC.
These hybrid, 2-in-1 devices were expected to usher in a new era for Microsoft; an era where Microsoft would transform from a software and services company to a hardware one.
Microsoft first presented Windows to the public on November 10, 1983. The system required two floppy disk drives and 192KB of RAM.
Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download.
If the only reason you are thinking to upgrade to Windows 10 is it's free, then you might want to read these additional factors you need to consider.
In an updated security bulletin, Microsoft has announced a patch for a Windows vulnerability in the Microsoft Font Driver that allows remote code execution.
Look up information about Windows 10, and amongst all the hype and speculation three key points will stand out: Windows 10 releases on 29 July; upgrading to it will be free for one year; and this will be the last version of Windows. All of them just happen to raise more questions, so let’s clarify those as best we can.
Almost half (48 percent) of survey respondents say having a common OS for both PCs and mobile devices makes them more likely to consider Windows 10.
We’re talking about Microsoft Windows. The latest iteration of the world’s most popular operating system. There are several reasons why Windows 10 is big for Microsoft. We’ve listed a few reasons below.
Microsoft will now kill off their 'Rooms' feature which was added to their Windows Phone 8 operating system almost two years ago.
Microsoft will use an event to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.
Windows Phone users should be happy to know that all their devices will get the next Windows 10 update when Microsoft releases it.
The project, known for the past few years as "Threshold" inside the software company and "Windows 9" outside it, will likely get an entirely new brand, or just be called Windows, analysts said, ahead of its full release early next year.