Goodbye Windows 7?

Microsoft stopped selling Windows 7 licenses for PC manufacturers on October 31, 2014. This includes the Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate editions.

There won’t be new computers running on Windows 7 anymore but with Windows 8, 8.1 and soon, Windows 10. Nevertheless, businesses can still purchase PC’s running on Windows 7 Professional for at least a year.

Windows 7 Wallpaper
The iconic Windows 7 wallpaper.

A lot of people are reluctant in having Windows 8 or 8.1 in their computers due to the touch-centric Start Screen, lack of a Start Menu and the overall change in the layout that they are used to.

However, Windows 7 computers are still available in the market today as long as stocks last. After that, you won’t have much choice but to go with Windows 8.1 or wait for the recently unveiled Windows 10.

Windows End of Sales
Windows lifecycle fact sheet

Windows 7 has been one of the most loved version of the Windows operating system because it’s easy to use, has the nice Aero effect and the features of a modern OS.

Microsoft will stop sending security updates for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.