Windows 10 Creators Update incompatible with certain PCs already running Windows 10


The confirmation that customers will preserve their upgraded licenses means that Microsoft sees M365 Business as yet another way to get Windows 10 onto more PCs.

LinkedIn, whose user base is 40 percent desktop users, also rolled out an update to its desktop experience on the web in January. The app is beginning to roll out to the Windows Store.

Among the additions The Register imagines users may find interesting are new features to let Hyper-V VMs access non-volatile memory, improved networking between containers and various optimisations that reduce the size of Windows Core by a fifth.

Not long after closing the acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft moves forward and releases a dedicated Windows 10 app that fully integrates the world's largest professional network. That's potentially a problem as far as security is concerned, as Microsoft is set to drop official support (meaning updates) for the Anniversary Update in early 2018. You can also track when people view your profile, get highlights from recent LinkedIn posts and stay on top of news that's relevant to you.

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Windows 10, however, doesn't follow that policy (in general; there are enterprise-only versions with long-term support that do stick with the 5+5 policy). Ed Bott has written that systems built around Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors-generally low-cost, low-power machines released between 2012 and 2015-are blocked from installing Windows 10 Version 1703, known as the Creators Update. It seems the hard-blocking mostly affects systems equipped with a Intel's Atom Clover Trail CPUs. Even though Microsoft had promised to deliver updates to these Windows 10 systems long term, as we're not seeing, this isn't always the case.

A key component of the $20 per user per month M365 Business subscription is an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 Pro. The interface will be immediately familiar to LinkedIn users since the app just surfaces the website's content. LinkedIn has focused on adding support for native Windows 10 features such as Live Tiles and notifications that keep you up-to-date on the activities of your contacts.

"Microsoft is working with us to help provide compatible drivers to address this incompatibility".