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Mar 18 2017
The document says that such errors occur because newer processor generations require the latest version of Windows for support.
Code 80240037 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
"When we begin the phased rollout of the developer kits this month, the kits will include the Acer headset, along with documentation and access to Windows 10 Insider preview builds and the software development kit (SDK) to enable developers to build mixed reality applications", said Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Microsoft.
And, not surprisingly recommends the follow to resolve the issue: "We recommend that you upgrade Windows 8.1-based and Window 7-based computers to Windows 10 if those computers have a processor that is from [the list]".
If Microsoft is blocking Win7 or 8.1 patches on Kaby Lake or Ryzen processors, will running through WSUS Offline Update - which downloads and installs patches independently of Windows Update - bypass the block?
While this rumor remains unconfirmed, Microsoft does have a trackrecord of releasing new Surface Pro hardware after the launch of a major software update.
You will need to upgrade to Windows 10 if you are using AMD's Bristol Ridge, the Qualcomm 8996 chip, AMD's Ryzen, processors, and Intel's 7th-generation Core chips, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft took those lessons onboard and Windows 7 and all subsequent Microsoft OS releases came with a much smaller system footprint.
No such luck for Windows Vista users. "In that case, we'll automatically download only those updates required to keep Windows running smoothly".
We are at that stage in the development of the Windows 10 Creators Update where builds are appearing a couple of times each week as the expected release date gets even closer. At that point, some Skylake-equipped PCs would continue to receive some security updates; other such PCs would get nothing after the deadline. Intel hinted that something similar would happen for Kaby Lake support previous year.
Microsoft told WinSuperSite that it doesn't plan to send large updates over metered connections, but could use this for critical fixes if needed in the future.