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The end of Windows 7.....

The end of Windows 7.....
Tuesday 04 Nov 2014 [10:24]
Microsoft has stopped selling the consumer versions of Windows 7 Home Basic, Premium and Ultimate to computer manufacturers. Once the supply runs out, you will not be able to get a new computer with that software installed.

Only Windows 7 Professional was spared, so businesses that need more computers with the software do not need to worry until Windows 7 ends its mainstream support on January 15th 2015.

The changes affect companies that build PCs.

 
Microsoft already stopped selling Windows 7 software packages to the regular public in 2013, but now original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can not license it, either, meaning they cannot build more computers with Windows 7 as the default operating system.  At this point it is unclear how many PC's with Windows 7 pre-installed are still in stock.

As Windows 8 was largely a failure for the company, it did not take off with business users with one of the biggest complaints was the absence of the Start Menu.

Microsoft cut off retail sales of Windows 8 on Friday, so consumers cannot buy the software package after supplies run out.  Windows 8 retail lifespan just exceeded two years, it was first available for purchase on October 26th 2012. That is  much shorter than a traditional software cycle for a Windows operating system.

Now Microsoft is bring out Windows 10 as the next big upgrade for its operating system, which is going to be launched in late 2015. This is a sign the company is gearing up for a change. 1 million users downloaded a preview version of the software in the first two weeks following the platform's announcement. 
 
Businesses are going to like Windows 10, by reintroducing the start menu, adding easy-to-access multiple desktops and even giving the Command Prompt its first upgrade in years, Microsoft is doing more than paying lip service to a disenfranchised business customer, it is delivering the best Windows for businesses ever.

The end of Windows 7.....
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