July 20, 2017 , , ,
Intel Atom PCs will no longer get Windows 10 updatesIf you own a PC running on an Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, chances are that you wont get the latest Windows 10 Creators Update. According to ZDNet some compatible drivers are preventing owners from obtaining the latest update.
According to a Microsoft spokesperson, “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.”
Microsoft has officially confirmed that it will no longer support Intel Atom Clover Trail processors for its new Windows 10 updates. This comes as a disappointing decision as Intel Atom Clover Trail processor based machines launched when Windows 8 was around and Microsoft itself gave a free upgrade to Windows 10.

Microsoft added that the older Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be seeded to Intel Clover Trail devices and the company will provide security updates until January of 2023. This essentially means that no new Windows 10 features will arrive. Intel gave up on Atom last year due to lack of good performance. If you are still using a machine running on Atom, we advice you move on.