Hack to upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 in new processors

the story circulated quickly on the Web, and the users response was swift. Microsoft decision to block updates on platforms Ryzen and Kaby Lake with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 it generated a storm of criticism, but in Redmond do not seem to be willing to change my mind. The result is a new patch hack an internal file system, and Windows Update in such a way that tricks always go to a supported processor.

a stain in the Microsoft record, without a doubt. In full feverish madness «software as a service” and lawsuits that multiply Redmond decided to block Windows Update in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 when using these operating systems on hardware Ryzen or Kaby Lake . Microsoft had already attempted to do the same with Skylake, but after the initial reaction he moved blocking a generation. While it is necessary to recognize that there are some technical challenges when installing Windows 7 on a computer Ryzen (principalmente por el lado de la detección USB) none of this would happen with the correct drivers. If we add the detail that Windows 7 has support up to 2020 and Windows 8.1 even came out of the mainstream it is easy to reach the conclusion that there are many angry users.

this is the warning that Windows Update when it detects a processor ‘not supported’

«Zeffy» one is on GitHub, who in addition to sharing your opinion about Windows 10 very colorful words, using published a patch that unlocks the use of Windows Update in Windows 7 and 8.1 with Ryzen-El Lake . Hotfixes that added the restriction first are KB4012218 and KB4012219. This demanded a series of comparisons in the archives, and Zeffy finally gave with wuaueng.dll which has two functions: IsDeviceServiceable (void) and IsCPUSupported (void) . With a simple editing, wuaueng.dll is forced to report to how compatible CPU.

now, the small print. First, Microsoft must everything you do to disable the patch is issued a new version of wuaueng.dll in future hotfixes. This makes the whole process a career, since the user will need to override to the new wuaueng.dll with one modified each time. And secondly, the editing of system files breaks the integrity of System File Checker i.e. that any revision via SFC will fail. The alternatives are to limit Windows 7 and 8.1 updates to ‘only safety’ to prevent the installation of KB4012218 and KB4012219 (cosa que no impide a Microsoft colocar el bloqueo en otros parches) or use an external solution such as WSUS Offline Update and surround to Windows Update completely.

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