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I had a chuckle as I read this. Based upon observation [Add: of driver availability],
- Celeron, Pentium and Core processors with embedded graphics prior to the Ivy Bridge architecture (i.e. Sandy Bridge and earlier) are not supported on Windows 10.
- Chipsets with (MCH-based) embedded graphics (i.e. Eagle Lake (4-Series) architecture and earlier) are not supported on Windows 10.
- Celeron and Atom processors with embedded graphics prior to the Bay Trail architecture (i.e. Cedarview, Pineview, Lincroft and Silverthorne) are not supported on Windows 10.
I (carefully) said "are not supported" because you never know, Intel might be convinced to change their minds on this [I had to say it but... Hah! And one day pigs will fly...]
Thanks for that detailed response. I had to look-up Bay Trail architecture because I'm only an Intel voyeur, not an insider. Another way of stating #1 is to say that the graphics of all CPUs with lithography larger than 22nm are not supported, but most people probably don't pay attention to the lithography.
Speaking of the devilish W-10, did you hear that Microsoft changed the status of W-10 updates from Optional to Recommended in January? As soon as KB3035583 arrived, I changed Windows Update on all of my PCs to NOT automatically install Recommended updates -- every month I look through the updates to see which ones are worthwhile -- but I'll bet a lot of people got burned that way. I wonder if Microsoft would be so devious as to make its status Important so my cheap trick would no longer work.
Yea, this is pretty slimy. They've screwed up bad and continue to dig the hole deeper and deeper.
I've got one of the original Lenovo Yoga 13s. I really love it, but it's beginning to show it's age when it came to upgrading to Windows 10. It's got an i7-3517U (Ivy Bridge) processor. As pointed out above, the Intel HD Graphics drivers for Windows 10 are available for this generation.
The Yoga came with Windows 8 installed. I wasn't crazy about it, but when Windows 8.1 was released I grew to like the new Windows. I made the mistake of upgrading to Windows 10 when it was new. My Yoga just didn't seem to behave the way I expected after the upgrade. I used my backup partition to go back to Windows 8 and rebuild the PC.
About a month ago, I upgraded to Windows 10 again. This time the experience with Windows 10 was quite different. Apparently most of the bugs have been worked out. Everything is working like I would expect. I wouldn't think of going back. The worst part is just getting used to the new layout. Moving shutdown to a new place with every version of Windows is a pain. What's funny is that the new location on the Windows menu seems like it's back to where it was in the older versions of Windows.
I figure I will at least have OS support for an extended period of time now. Nevertheless, the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors (aka Skylake) are tempting me to upgrade to a new PC. I guess it's not a matter of if I'll buy a new PC, it's a matter of when.