Guess what? Ain't gonna work. Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10 So, while it may work, if you run into issues Microsoft is telling you to go pound sand if you call them for support. MS is pulling out all the stops in an attempt to get users to switch to Windows 10. From a developer's stand point, it makes sense. However, I don't feel they should be pushing that hard until after the EOL dates have hit for Windows 7 and 8.1. As long as they're still supporting older versions of the OS, they should be supporting the newer hardware along with it. Any bets there's another round of lawsuits coming their way if this policy turns out to be written in stone?