As has been well documented
The newest Intel and AMD processors are not supported when using Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2008R2 and Server 2012 R2… While this has been known for a while, however its always variable how much time the new hardware takes to hit the market.
A client recently had ordered a number of Dell 3040’s….. but Dell apparently decided to send 3050’s instead due to stock issues…. leading to this clients build’s not working.
While I, like many others, hate being “forced” to move versions (of anything), Win 10 is actually a pretty good OS and with Windows 7 extended support ending in 2020, its simply time to start planning to migration.