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    Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 to PC makers

    It's going to W10 period ( although we already knew that, LOL ). Oct. 31st was the cut-off other than stock left over.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/31375...tml#tk.rss_all

    Organizations with enterprise licensing agreements and Software Assurance—the annuity-like program that provides additional rights—may continue to purchase new PCs, then downgrade the OS from the already-installed Windows 10 to Windows 7 if they want to keep using the older edition.

    And new Windows 7 Professional PCs won’t vanish immediately; OEMs will be allowed to use what licenses they have in stock.

    For example, Dell’s online store today still listed 17 different notebook configurations equipped with Windows 7 Professional. The same goes for smaller computer sellers, like Puget Systems, an Auburn, Wash. custom PC maker: Such shops can continue to build new Windows 7 Professional PCs until their supply of licenses dries up.

    Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows 7 even though it remains the most popular operating system on the planet.

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    Very old news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Very old news.
    Yup, but maybe a reminder if anyone wants to buy something still in stock.

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    That (and the fact that I wanted a pre-Skylake CPU) is why I bought my new Windows 7 computer earlier this year.

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