Microsoft has officially stated that the Windows 10 Creators Update won’t be released for devices running Intel Atom Clover Trail processors. Instead, the company has said it’ll continue to offer support for the Anniversary Update, which will be available on these systems until January 2023. Now, this happens to be the same end of support date as that of Windows 8.1.
News of some users unable to update to Windows10 Creators Update started pouring in earlier this week. A number of chipsets such as Atom Z2760, Atom Z2520, Atom Z2560, and Atom Z2580 were listed as unsupported by the Creators Update. However, Microsoft said that it’ll try to address the issue and make Windows 10 version 1703 available for systems running Intel Atom processors.
But now, Microsoft has confirmed in a statement that systems powered by Intel Atom Clover Trail chips won’t get upgraded to the Creator Update owing to hardware constraints.
“They require additional hardware support to provide the best possible experience when updating to the latest Windows 10 feature update, the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, these systems are no longer supported by Intel (End of Interactive Support), and without the necessary driver support, they may be incapable of moving to the Windows 10 Creators Update without a potential performance impact,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.
The company says it’ll continue to offer support for the Anniversary Update until 2023, instead of releasing the Creators Update for these devices. Now, this implies that all systems running Intel Atom Clover Trail processors will still get security updates for the next six years, however, they won’t get any new features.
Microsoft recently said that Windows 10 will receive two major updates every year, with updates scheduled in the month of March or April and sometime in the Fall season every year. Given the fact that Creators Update was rolled out in April this year, we can expect the next Fall Creators Update to arrive sometime in September or early October.