In a statement, Microsoft has confirmed that it will stop issuing Windows 10 updates to unsupported PCs which includes machines with older Intel Atom processors.
According to a post by PC manufacturer Acer, this includes the Atom Z2760, Atom Z2520, Atom Z2560 and Atom Z2580. These processors are based on Intel’s Cover Trail architecture, which first appeared on Windows 8 machines in 2013. Microsoft explains that since Intel dropped the support to these CPUs last year, essentially cutting off driver support, these computers may face problems running the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, Microsoft is still planning to release security patches for the aforementioned Atom devices until 2023.
If you happen to use an Intel Atom powered device and is curious if this move will affect you, quickly check your computer’s processor by going to Start > Control Panel > System.