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Windows 7: Unsupported hardware popup with i5 processor

14 Mar 2018   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Unsupported hardware popup with i5 processor

I have a new machine to replace my old PC. Every time I run the PC I get the following error:-

Unsupported hardware
Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows.
Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version thatyou are currently using, your system will miss important security updates.

From Belarc advisor my system is,

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601.23862)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom)
Installed: 18/07/2017 12:11:03
Boot Mode: Legacy BIOS in UEFI (Secure Boot not supported).


3.00 gigahertz Intel Core i5-7400
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board

Serial Number: 170398709101427
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. 0608 03/24/2017

I have heard that an update released about July 2017 can cause this, does anyone know wicch update tis could be?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2018   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Warmbells.

Yep MS wants to kick Kaby Lake processors off of W7.

There is a work around however,

I get pop-up with i7-4930k processor? - Windows 7 Help Forums

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