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You mean I wont be able to install Windows 98 ( the last good M$ OS)  on a new skylake processor -     Conspiracy !!!

 

Regardless of any actual facts, the usual anti-microsoft hysteria was front and center on this.    

 

all this means is that MS is trying to make sure that  windows 7 isnt the next Windows XP.  

 

in what, 5 years,  you shouldn't expect USB 4 drivers for windows 7, to come from Microsoft. 

this is basically what it boils down to. 

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As long as the basic x86/64 bit instructions are still present in the CPU then you can install any OS, it just wont be optimised or as efficient as it would be on a new OS, which is pretty much exactly what you would expect, however as you say, the usual hysteria is painting this in a lot more colours than are required...

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As long as the basic x86/64 bit instructions are still present in the CPU then you can install any OS, it just wont be optimised or as efficient as it would be on a new OS, which is pretty much exactly what you would expect, however as you say, the usual hysteria is painting this in a lot more colours than are required...

That is it exactly.  You get a new job with one of thousands of large corporations running W7 or even XP (Many Government Departments and Hospitals still on XP in Australia).  Part of your package is that you go and buy a new laptop that they pay for.  It has a shiny new Skylake with W10 and then you are informed that it must have XP or W7 to be "Corporate Consistent", so please take it to the IT guys who load it for you and allow connection to the corporate network and then you can access some corporate software designed last century that has not been upgraded to work on W10.

 

It will probably work just fine but not guaranteed to by MS.

 

PS. Trig0r. Words like "optimised" and "coloured" indicate that you are not from the US of A.

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That is it exactly.  You get a new job with one of thousands of large corporations running W7 or even XP (Many Government Departments and Hospitals still on XP in Australia).  Part of your package is that you go and buy a new laptop that they pay for.  It has a shiny new Skylake with W10 and then you are informed that it must have XP or W7 to be "Corporate Consistent", so please take it to the IT guys who load it for you and allow connection to the corporate network and then you can access some corporate software designed last century that has not been upgraded to work on W10.

 

It will probably work just fine but not guaranteed to by MS.

 

PS. Trig0r. Words like "optimised" and "coloured" indicate that you are not from the US of A.

 

 

I would run a VM from the 10 client to support this.

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As I would too but would they (the IT department) allow it?

 

Depends how realistic they are being, they could virtualise it on the machine or have some sort of old secure single usage VM setup that people RD into for that specific job rather than having it on the local machine...

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As I would too but would they (the IT department) allow it?

You'd do it in cooperation with the IT department. If it is a business critical app that requires some old OS or runetime then they'll have to let you use it and putting it into a VM will be the easiest way.

 

I've got several VMs that are purely used to run various "enterprise" storage and networking configuration tools which require ancient buggy vulnerable JREs. They all want different versions as well.

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