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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.
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.