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Windows 7: HP promotes Windows 7 PC sales; says they are "back by popular demand"

21 Jan 2014   #1
A Guy

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HP promotes Windows 7 PC sales; says they are "back by popular demand"

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Microsoft may be attempting to get people to buy PCs with Windows 8.1 installed, but it appears HP is trying to appeal to buyers who want to stick with the older Windows 7 operating system. HP's home page is currently spotlighting a sale of Windows 7 computers, and uses the term "back by popular demand" as part of its pitch.

The fact that HP's website is now openly selling Windows 7 PCs to regular consumers, well over a year after the launch of Windows 8, may hint that the company thinks offering the older OS on some of its systems might be a better selection than Microsoft's newest software.
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21 Jan 2014   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You'd need to know the licensing deal HP had with Microsoft for OEM Windows 7 licenses. Maybe they are clearing their old stock or responding to genuine customer demand for Windows 7.
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21 Jan 2014   #3
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

But M$ hasn't withdrawn win7 as a sale-able item, have they?
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21 Jan 2014   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I though this was hilarious when I first saw it since HP fell all over themselves before Win 8 was actually RTM to quickly (and a bit smugly) announce that they wouldn't be writing drivers to allow their Win 8 machines to be "downgraded" to Win 7. I hope other manufacturers start doing the same since I have no use for HP.
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21 Jan 2014   #5
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Alienware is still selling with 7 installed, so is MSI (if I remember right from a couple of days ago) as does Toshiba and Asus. True, most of these are higher end gaming laptops but not exclusively.
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21 Jan 2014   #6
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Win 7 And MSI

I recently bought an MSI laptop with win 8 installed. Before I bought I confirmed that it could be downgraded. MSI had all the Win 7 drivers collected and waiting to be dl'd.
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21 Jan 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

Got to give the customer what they want,
Bottom line is sells,
Cheers.
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21 Jan 2014   #8
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Can't you downgrade any Windows 8 system to 7 if the hardware supports it?
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21 Jan 2014   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

Not without a disk,
Cheers.
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21 Jan 2014   #10
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Can't you downgrade any Windows 8 system to 7 if the hardware supports it?
Yes if you have the install media and a valid product code you could roll back just about any PC, assuming you can find all the required drivers etc. Some manufacturers will offer free downgrade rights if you buy that PC with 8 Pro installed. You can get the Windows 7 install media and a product code to use for no extra charge. It's referred to as "downgrade rights". 8 Core does not qualify for downgrade rights.
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