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Windows 7: Windows 7 dead already??

28 Nov 2012   #1
w1dpc

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 
Windows 7 dead already??

i have noticed when looking at new computers on the big box stores websites that they are pushing windows 8 for every new machine. makes me think they dropped windows 7 like a hot coal.


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28 Nov 2012   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This has happened with the release of every new OS yet look how long XP's been around.
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28 Nov 2012   #3
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Ain't gonna happen...especially after people start taking home Win8 PC's this Holiday season...
I expect to be very busy with my Home user client base.
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28 Nov 2012   #4
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

By agreement with microsoft every computer manufacturer has to sell the current windows version bundled with their computers, nothing new since the release of windows vista.
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28 Nov 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

I'm watching for downgrade rights. They offered them for XP in Vista.

You have a wildly popular OS for desktop experience which is only just coming fully into the mainstream at 3, then want to replace it with a phone GUI for desktop experience?

Hello, market forces? Are you there?
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28 Nov 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
By agreement with microsoft every computer manufacturer has to sell the current windows version bundled with their computers, nothing new since the release of windows vista.
I don't think it is any accident that both Win 7 and Win 8 were introduced in October, close to the holiday gift giving time. Does anyone remember when Vista and XP came out?
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28 Nov 2012   #7
kradangel

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I don't think Windows 8 could make a big change considering the report that order of this new OS is not like that Big as Windows 7. I don't see a very big difference on Windows 8 compared to Windows 7. It only added the touch screen capability.
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28 Nov 2012   #8
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Dell on their USA "Home" website, they offer a choice of Windows 7 and 8. When customizing a new build, one has to be sure to look for the Windows 7 and Windows 8 choices.
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If not, your build will default to Windows 8.

Windows 7 won't be dead for a very long time.
It's just that retailers are going to push Windows 8,
as it's touted to be the next big thing.


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28 Nov 2012   #9
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Maybe there is a thread. I read today that MS is saying they sold more copies of Win 8 in X timeframe since its release than Win 7 did in the same period.

I find it hard to believe since I would think more people wanted to move from Vista->Win 7 than from Win 7->Win 8.
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28 Nov 2012   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

They`re not gonna advertise a pc and say "Comes with Windows 7", they would just sound silly.

Don`t get me wrong, I hate 8


And by the way, Windows 7, was my idea !!
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