Windows 7 Discontinued by Microsoft

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    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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    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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