Microsoft To Discontinue Windows 7 and 8 By October 2016

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On a mission to secure a goal of having Windows 10 power 1 billion devices, Microsoft’s “Window’s life cycle fact sheet” shows us that October 31st 2016 could be the last day for sales of PCs pre-installed with Windows 7 professional or Windows 8.1. This means, that post the given date, all new computers will come with Windows 10 pre-installed. However, businesses with license agreements which entitle them to choose whichever version they prefer can continue working on Windows 7 or 8.1.

Windows 7 Start Screen

This deadline is probably not the best news for users who have become comfortable with the Windows 7 and have been procrastinating the update to Windows 10. Microsoft will however benefit from this deadline, because they will finally be able to tie together PCs and other devices with apps that can run on all the devices.

Windows 8 Start Screen

Microsoft usually sets their end-of-sales date for each version of Windows after two years of the release of a new version. However, since Windows 8 didn’t receive the best of responses, Windows 7 continued to be available. This privilege may not be available anymore because of the positive response that Windows 10 has mustered up.

Windows 10

But, for users who really want to continue with the Windows 7, technical support has been extended up to January 14th, 2020 for all users and up till January 10th 2023 for Windows 8 users. As of now, Windows 10 is available as an “optional update” on all PCs, however, early next year, reports suggest that it could become a “recommended update”.

Windows 10 is slowly finding acceptance, so Microsoft is probably just trying to make things easier for themselves and their users. All we can do is watch and wait for the response.

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  • Piyush Mathur

    It will be a havoc at enterprise level. Licence politics. Sad!

  • Armand Labossiere

    I’m staying w8th Windows 8.1

  • Armand Labossiere

    I find that Windows 10 don’t work well on my computer and Windows 7 was perfect for my computer

  • Khan Shahrukh

    Ketki Keni and Royston Fernandes dono update karlo :3

  • Ashutosh Dubey

    That’s a misleading headline.

  • Abhishek Singh Bhandral

    and I’m still on XP

  • Tanmay Agustine

    mcrsft is fckin crazy!!

  • Saurabh Deshpande

    Time to switch to Ubuntu

  • Ankita Asnani

    kaminey.. !! next year ki baat h na…abhi se. dara mat.. :p

  • Wajeed Baig

    ?? xp ???? ?? ??

  • Wajeed Baig

    ?????? ?????? ???? ?? ???? ???? ??

  • Karan Sadarangani

    Ankita Asnani next year aake krna padta install kaise bU0001f602

  • Gohar Munir

    Ohh you mean all 5 of them?

  • Parth Garg

    Windows 8 too?

  • Abhishek Singh

    Been using 10 for months now, and it’s actually cool enough. Compatible with everything, feels good, and of course, would support the latest updates

  • Dipanjan Ray

    But are most of the Windows users ready also to pull off the plug ?