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Microsoft ends sale of Windows 7 and 8.1 on new computers

Windows 7 and 8.1 will not be sold by OEM’s but instead will only be supplying Windows 10 for newer computers. This only means that all new machines that will be coming out onto the market will only have the latest Microsoft windows installed and will not have any option to downgrade to an older version.

It has been previously announced that OEM’s will not be supplied with Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Professional as of the end of October 2016. It was Microsoft’s initiative to have these versions available due to the negative public reaction to Windows 8. Other versions of Windows 7 has been shelved last October 2014.

There are still available computers that have the older Windows versions mentioned but would only be available until supplies last.

A lot of people are not too keen about the newer version since it is plagued with “blatantly disregarded” privacy concerns.

The people who are highly against the latest version of Windows if they do have a license for a previous version of , they will be able to downgrade a new machine with Windows 10 pre-installed.

This was the latest maneuver of Microsoft to force users into upgrading to the newest version after the aggressive pop-ups they have launched the past few months.

Last week Microsoft announced the latest update to Windows 10, dubbed the ‘creators update’ that will see a renewed focus on creativity tools including a redesigned version of Paint called Paint 3D. It is understandable then to see Microsoft doing its utmost to ensure that users are running the most up to date and optimized version of the operating system.

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