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Offline paul  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:32:17 AM(UTC)
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Consider this your friendly reminder that we're fast approaching Microsoft's cutoff date for providing its hardware partners with copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate to pre-install on new systems. Once October 31, 2014 (Halloween) comes and goes, OEMs like Dell and Hewlett-Packard can still sell whatever inventory is left of PCs running any of those three versions of Windows 7, but they won't be able to order any more copies.

If you're bothered by this, take solace in the fact that Microsoft's arbitrary end-of-sales deadline doesn't apply to Windows 7 Professional -- Microsoft hasn't yet announced when it will stop selling copies of Windows 7 Pro to OEM partners, so for the time being, businesses worried about making a transition to Windows 8/8.1 don't need to fret.

Windows 7 Pumpkin
Image Source: Flickr (Alex Gorzen)

Though sales of PCs pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate are quickly coming to an end, don't confuse that to mean that Microsoft will stop supporting any of those operating systems. Microsoft will continue to dish out security updates up through January 14, 2020.

What about downgrade rights? You can still purchase a new PC with an OEM license for Windows 8.1 Pro and downgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Windows Vista Business.
Offline Mike Coyne  
#2 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:42:31 AM(UTC)
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Good to know that Windows 7 is end of life cycling on pre-installed on PC.. And I am glad that Microsoft keep update on Windows 7 until 2020 (about 6 years to go) Unless i can make a move to new Windows 9 (look like to Windows 7) in future.

Offline realneil  
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 3:58:34 PM(UTC)
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I'll have to get a few more copies of Win-7 before they stop selling it.

Offline RayanSiddiqui  
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:36:59 PM(UTC)
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Offline SamuelCrabb  
#5 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:00 PM(UTC)
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LOL. ohwell

Offline PosterunknowArthur  
#6 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:02 PM(UTC)
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sucks

Offline GaryLee  
#7 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:03 PM(UTC)
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Tell you what;...Give me code to speed up my windows 7 operating system. a program to change the "7" on the splash screen to a "9" and I'll send you the money....

Offline NazmusSadatJisan  
#8 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:04 PM(UTC)
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And they Have Just Gone Mad.......... :@

Offline BrushyBill1  
#9 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:05 PM(UTC)
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check out Tweakslogon at tweaks.com it'll allow you to change your windows login screen to anything.

Offline AaronDean  
#10 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:06 PM(UTC)
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Wow best os they have made in most peoples opinion and they are ditching it. wow no wonder their sales aren't doing as well

Offline DonaldReyDelaCruz  
#11 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:07 PM(UTC)
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WTH microsoft!!! why you do this to me!!! Been using Win7 from 2009 till now no problems encountered ever!!That's just wrong!!!

Offline JuSnCharlesReback  
#12 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:08 PM(UTC)
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Windows 9 = Windows 7 + 8.1. 7+8.1 = 9

Offline ChampTruex  
#13 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:09 PM(UTC)
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ill keep using windows 7 without life support, cant stand windows 8 AND have mixed feelings about windows 9

Offline JonnathonClayton  
#14 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:37:10 PM(UTC)
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read a article before comenting people, all this is is microsoft is no loger shipping windows 7 home premium oem edition

Offline DanielLucas  
#15 Posted : Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:38:42 PM(UTC)
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Why don't you noobs install "Start is Back" and make the vastly superior Windows 8/8.1 OS look and act just as Windows 7 dose.

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