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Windows 7 Discontinued by Microsoft

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Windows 7 Bye Bye

Windows 7 will no longer be able to be as a preinstalled OS in PCs. Microsoft has announced that it will no longer sell the operating system. After a look at Microsoft’s announcement in the Windows life cycle fact sheet it has been noticed that costumers will be forced to install windows 8.1.

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Windows 7 to be discontinued by Microsoft

The company also state the last day for selling Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate and Professional was 31st October, but Microsoft has not given an expiry date to PCs preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional.

 

 

Client operating systems Latest update or service pack End of mainstream support End of extended support

Windows XP

April 14, 2009

April 8, 2014

Windows Vista

April 10, 2012

April 11, 2017

Windows 7 *

January 13, 2015

January 14, 2020

Windows 8

January 9, 2018

January 10, 2023

This table gives end of sales dates for specific Windows operating systems.

Client operating systems and updates Date of general availability Retail software end of sales * End of sales for PCs with Windows preinstalled

Windows XP

December 31, 2001

June 30, 2008

October 22, 2010

Windows Vista

January 30, 2007

October 22, 2010

October 22, 2011

Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate

October 22, 2009

October 31, 2013

October 31, 2014

Windows 7 Professional

October 22, 2009

October 31, 2013

Not yet established

Windows 8

October 26, 2012

October 31, 2014

Not yet established

Windows 8.1

October 18, 2013

Not yet established

Not yet established

Table Source:Microsoft Webpage

But even if you have an unsupported version of Windows XP or Windows Vista without any service packs, Windows will continue to start and run.The company has also discontinued selling boxed retail copies of Windows 8 despite being released in 2012.

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