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Windows 7: Microsoft imposes deadline for OEMs to sell Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

02 Nov 2015   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Microsoft imposes deadline for OEMs to sell Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

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Customers who own a Windows 7 or 8 PC, in need of a replacement PC, and arenít ready to get familiar with Windows 10, have a deadline to buy a new PC running their familiar version of Windows. Microsoft has confirmed on its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet web page that PC manufacturers have until October 31 of next year to sell off all their stocks of computers running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1.

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02 Nov 2015   #2
D3LL

 
 

Ohhhh noooooooo never mind I run Ubuntu & Mac OSX now
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02 Nov 2015   #3
sobranie

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Microsoft imposes deadline for OEMs to sell Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

Couldn't care less anymore now I'm test running Linux Mint. as soon as I get my Epson expressions XP-760 up and running I'm away from this M$ dictatorship for good. That'll be 3 'puters that M$ will have lost!!
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02 Nov 2015   #4
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Over 70% of the people i know are done with Windows as well , are running Linux and some are buying Mac's.
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03 Nov 2015   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sobranie View Post
Couldn't care less anymore now I'm test running Linux Mint. as soon as I get my Epson expressions XP-760 up and running I'm away from this M$ dictatorship for good. That'll be 3 'puters that M$ will have lost!!
I hope your up to speed on DEB RPM
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03 Nov 2015   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

What is interesting is that W8/8.1 is on a similar time-scale. That's a real admission of failure. W7 would have to be about that time given the end of support date.
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03 Nov 2015   #7
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I still run across a few software sites carrying 7 editions but not in English likely off the track places in Eastern Europe or other developing countries that are behind the times on things. You would think Ultimate would be seeing the same time frame or longer then Pro being the crown edition while Pro and Enterprise see far more corporate application.

Presently most retail outlets will either be seeing 8.1 or 10 on the shelves unless dealing with a wholesale warehouse with some leftover inventory to still be seeing anything with 7 on it they weren't able to clear out over the last few years. You then have to wonder how Dell can still provide the choice of OS when only Pro can be still be put on?
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03 Nov 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Bound to happen eventually
They tried to do this a couple years ago and 8 just wasn't the os to make it happen
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03 Nov 2015   #9
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Vista support won't end until early 2017 showing MS has to extend things due to flops like 8! 10 on the other hand is what should have been the next version as it shows progression as well as the return of the new look with tiles type Start menu. 10 itself is a working OS as I had suspected it would be typically taking a few versions for MS to get things right!

I ran one of the early bird Tech Preview builds at the start of the year which I finally dumped the VM for and have seen some interesting things for sure! Upgrades love to come out "Buggy" while clean installs seem to be quite the way 7 was at first still needing a few things but not any major obstacle. The 10 installer is the quirky part for the most part however requiring that you unplug all other drives other then the drive you plan for either the upgrade or clean install to!

The initial first physical install of 10 here was an upgrade over a temp fresh install of 7 on the second OS drive where you couldn't even get the upgrade to go on until finding that the two old storage drives were the ones seeing boot files and temp installation folders! OUCH! Due to the need to restore an image made in June I found the 10 app and "found000" folder until getting that cleaned! Before the failed attempt on the host drive at the time I ran into that failed attempt to upgrade which kept seeing the same failure screen when going to check for updates!

First you see the Reserved copy is finally ready on Sept 1st.



And then as the upgrade seems to be going well....



That one actually came up long before the click on the 10 app was showing the download was ready while the same screen was what kept coming even after the option to upgrade was disabled. The advice for anyone contemplating an upgrade to 10 is to first see a full system image backup made ahead of time!
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03 Nov 2015   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Regarding the question of Seven Ultimate being on a shorter life than Pro that makes full sense when you remember that Ultimate was basically a version on Enterprise for non enterprise, (enthusiast), customers - enterprise is not mentioned so I have to assume it's due to stop sales at the same time as pro or later
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