End Of The Road
Users that bought a Windows tablet a few years back may get a surprise when they try to install the latest Windows 10 update. Devices that include certain Intel Atom processors -- the Clover Trail series of chips -- will not actually support the installation of the Windows 10 Creators Update, according to Microsoft. The devices typically were released around three to four years ago, and originally ran Windows 8.
We've identified affected tablets and 2-in-1s from a number of leading PC vendors, including Lenovo, Dell, HP, Samsung, Acer and Asus (the devices we found all run Intel's Atom Z2760 processor). Microsoft did say it will continue to provide security updates for affected devices through January 2023 -- but users will otherwise be stuck with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version as their device's operating system.
What follows are 10 tablets and laptops that can't get the Windows 10 Creators Update.