How To Stop "Unsupported Hardware" Message In Windows 7 and 8.1


Wufuc screenshotMicrosoft has started blocking newer processors on devices that run Windows 7 and 8.1. Here's how to bypass the "Unsupported Hardware" message.

Microsoft blocks newer processors by AMD, Intel and Qualcomm on machines that run Windows 7 and 8.1. Windows Update is also blocked on machines using unsupported processors. If you get the message "Unsupported Hardware Your PC uses a processor that isn’t supported on this version of Windows" here's how to remove it and enable Windows Update.

Windows 7 and 8.1 will install on machines that have newer processors but you'll get a message saying that the system is running unsupported hardware and Windows Update is disabled.
WuFuc is a small program that disables the "Unsupported Hardware" message and enables Windows Update on PCs with unsupported processors. You can read more details at Ghacks.

Wufuc has 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Download and install the version for your system (how to tell if you a have 32 or bit processor). Wufuc runs on Windows 7 and 8.1 and is malware free according to Virus Total.

Download WuFuc

(the files are hosted on Github and can be downloaded from the releases page. Here's the direct link)

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Excellent find.

I'm glad you like it. :)

Thanx for this one...I am still learning Win7 and not in the mood to switch to Win10 until MS gets its stuff together. Am considering a partition and putting Linux on there...or just using a USB for it. So much to learn about it all, but MS and it's forcing Win7 users to its baby Win10 is too much to accept.

You're welcome. :)

Thanks @rhiannon. While I am using Windows 10 on older hardware, I appreciate that Wufuc now makes the opposite possible. Viva la true compatibility, not that artificial blocking crap.

You're welcome. :)
Microsoft states the blocking is due to performance issues with certain processors. My laptop runs faster with Windows 10 than it did with Windows 8.1, which is the version it shipped with.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯