Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: windows 7 or windows 8 now?

21 May 2013   #1
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 
windows 7 or windows 8 now?

hey is microsoft still making windows 7 or are they just manufacturing windows 8 now?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 May 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Depends on the computer manufacturer and what they're selling right now... are you going to buy a new computer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2013   #3
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

soulfood

Right now retail stores like Bestbuy , Staples , and others have refurbished Windows 7 machines but mainly the newer PCs come with Windows 8. If you purchase a PC with Windows 8 Pro you qualify for a Windows 7 Pro downgrade .

If you want a Windows 7 machine take a look at the manufacture website like Dell.com and HP.com they might have some Windows 7 boxes in stock .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 May 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

This is likely to be changed in the near future as Win8 is going over like New Coke. Stay tuned.

MS will need to make Win7 upgrades available to all PC buyers who were stuck with the Win8 phone app, and put the best OS ever back on new PC's so they begin selling again.

Until then retail WIn7 is still available and should become more so. Since business is migrating nearly 100% off of XPired into Win7, it kinda flummoxes plans to phase it out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2013   #5
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

well i am buying a new pc, and fortunately i bought a retail windows 7 home premium 64. i got service pack 1, does that matter (should i get service pack 2)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

SP1 is the latest.

To install Win7 on a Win8 PC you need to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS as shown here: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Then install Win7 in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

Watch this video to understand more about UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

If you have problems with UEFI and would prefer it you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2013   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

There is no SP2 for Windows 7 OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2013   #8
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

M$ forced Windows 8 for NEW PCs sales, but you can still buy Windows 7 OS, Windows XP support doesn't end until April 8th, 2014.

Making windows is a funny concept! At this point you are really just paying for an unused serial #.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have not seen Windows 7 sold on a machine in well over a year or more, only downgrades.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2013   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's not difficult to get a fresh install disk of win-7 which is about 99 u.s. for home premium,
All manufactures add so much junkware it's best to format and reload windows from scratch on new machines with any version of windows,
So windows 8 machines would be no different.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 windows 7 or windows 8 now?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 8 Downgrade to Windows 7 Lenovo Y410p. Windows install stuck.
I have a Lenovo Y410P, I want to downgrade from Windows 8 and I whipped my hard drive. I also set all of the correct setting such as: Converting HDD from GBT to MBR Deleting Volumes Formatting HDD Setting Legacy Boot Changing Boot Priorites Removing Secure Boot Making OS setting for other...
Installation & Setup
Windows vista folder to windows live mail in windows 7
Can someone tell me how to get my windows vista mail to windows 7 live mail? One problem: the windows vista mail is on a hard drive that is non bootable... I have access to the drive via an installation as a second drive on a windows 7 machine. So I can see the vista mail folder. Is there a...
Browsers & Mail
Windows 7 - Another Windows 7 build 7601 " This copy of windows is no
Hello Guys, probably another victim , here's the diagnostic report. Could you please help restore Windows7 ? Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0): ----------------------------------------- Windows Validation Data--> Validation Code: 50 Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8 Windows Product...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Update Apply at Windows Starting / Windows Logo
i want ask, usually update applying at welcome and when shutting down screen right? is that normal if my update apply at starting windows logo? is that something wrong with my Windows 7 ? Regards sle3pingz Thanks ;)
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot. Problem with Windows 7 start up
I have installed dual boot OS in my desktop. WD 1TB (500GB windows XP and 500GB windows 7) ALL 32 BIT. I installed the windows XP first. The Windows XP had installed on first partition and 2nd partition is Windows 7. The XP boot in to windows without any problem. But the windows 7 right...
Installation & Setup
Windows Home Server, Windows 7, Xbox 360 and Windows Me
More...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App