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2017 Inspiron 15 Gaming 7577, no Windows 8.1 support?

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Hello,

Why does the 2017 Inspiron 15 Gaming 7577 model have no Windows 8.1 support?

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RE: dell 7577 no windows 8.1 support?

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Starting with the seventh generation Intel Core platform (and AMD Ryzen/R9, R12 APU) only Windows 10 is supported.  It's Microsoft -- not Dell -- that is locking out older Windows on newer CPUs.

support.microsoft.com/.../the-processor-is-not-supported-together-with-the-windows-version-that

Dell is following Microsoft, as all OEMs must.

www.dell.com/.../microsoft-windows-operating-system-support-for-intel-kaby-lake-processors

if you want to run anything older than Windows 10, you must go no newer than the Skylake (6th generation) platform.

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incxbxs
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RE: dell 7577 no windows 8.1 support?

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It stinks then to force people to a worse operating system after Windows ME and Windows Vista.

Anyway thanks for correction.

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