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Microsoft stopped sales of some Windows 7 and Windows 8

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    Microsoft stopped sales of some Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Microsoft has officially discontinued the sale of Windows 7 and Windows 8. As of October 31, 2014, some versions of Windows 7 and 8 will no longer able available for consumer purchase.

    As of October 31st, Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate will no longer be available for purchase, directly from a retailer. Also the aforementioned OS's will not be pre-installed on any computers that are being sold through OEM's. Windows 7 Professional and 8 will also no longer be available for retail purchase, but these OS's will still be able to be found on PC's being sold by OEM's.
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    See also: Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help

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    India
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    I was not expecting this so early <_<
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    UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    But 8.1 is still on sale.
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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Just makes sense. Why manufacture more disc; yes I know there will be those who think that MS should put out more copies of the older OS's, but why?
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    Windows 7


    That's nice. Not that I really care for Windows 7 or 8.
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    It was about time, Win8/8.1 has hit almost 50%. No use for Win8, has been superseded month ago.
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Microsoft stopped sales of some Windows 7 and Windows 8
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