Do you ever stop towing the corporate line? Windows 8.1 is still in mainstream support and there's nothing special or unique in 10 for these processors that can't be released for at least 8.1. There are still millions of people who PAID for Windows 7 and 8.1 and want to continue to use it on their new hardware which actually does work. The solution is not to deny updates - including security updates - that MS is releasing anyway, making everyone less secure in the process. There is absolutely no reason for Microsoft to be doing this except out of spite. Maybe MS should instead look at why so many users find Windows 10 so repulsive to the point adoption is flatlined.