LinkedIn's new Windows app integrates directly with Windows 10

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"The compatibility check that's part of the Windows Setup program gave this system a clean bill of health, but after downloading more than 3GB of setup files for the Creators Update, the upgrade failed, with the error message shown above", explains ZDNet reporter Ed Bott.

When they try to install the update, devices powered by Intel's Atom Clove CPUs (Z2760, Z2520, Z2560 and Z2580) are being thrown up a confusing message.

The app, which will be available in the Windows Store by the end of July for all, is for PCs and tablets only, not Windows Phones. Windows Central has spotted that Microsoft now refers to the fall update as "Autumn Creators Update" on its United Kingdom dedicated site.

As you'd expect, owners of what are now, effectively, defunct devices are not entirely happy and have taken to Microsoft's forums to register their disgruntlement.

The launch of the Windows 10 application comes shortly after Microsoft announced its plans to deprecate its Windows mobile app, which will be shut down on August 30, 2017. "Until then, Windows Update will prevent devices containing one of the processors listed above from installing the Creators Update". "Are we going to see a fragmentation ala Android in the future?"

Another moaned: "Microsoft has zero respect". However, ZDNet is reporting that consumers who still use these devices are apparently not able to install the Windows 10 Creators Update.

It isn't clear what exactly is causing the compatibility issues, but Acer claims that Microsoft is working with the company to address this issue. If you install the Windows 10 creators update, icons and text may not appear at all, or may show up as solid color blocks or bars.

Microsoft hasn't yet returned INQ's request for comment, but a paragraph on its support pages suggests that the firm could, if it's happy to deal with a PR backlash, do nothing about it. Although it makes ideal sense for Microsoft to rebrand the update to better suit individual localities, the change highlights an incredible lack of foresight by the company.

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