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    Default Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Microsoft has halted the retail sale of some versions of its still-popular Windows 7 operating system, and of its successor Windows 8.

    Specifically, Microsoft is no longer peddling copies of the Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate versions of Windows 7 to customers. Windows 8 is also no longer available at retail from Microsoft, as the Redmond-based giant just wants it to go away at this point. Of course, you can still buy Windows 8.1 from Microsoft, which already has a larger market share than Windows 8.

    Many retail stores will still have stocks of the older versions of Windows so it is not impossible to buy a genuine copy just yet, and probably won't be for a while. Microsoft is hoping that the 2015 launch of Windows 10 will let it put the Windows 8 fiasco to bed and move on, but it also has to convince Windows 7 users that there is a need to upgrade.

    More than half of all Windows users are running a version of Windows 7 presently, while estimates of Windows XP usage still range around 17%, with some commercial customers finding it tricky to move away from the 13 year old OS.

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Screw them! Cant make me move to 8 on every system! If the benchmarking issue has been taken care of Ill think about it, But if I cant validate any results then I wont make the move.
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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    ebay has plenty of ms7 for sale.
    plenty
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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    i love W7 i dont want W8 or 8.1
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    i love W7 i dont want W8 or 8.1
    Me too.

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Win-7 is held in high esteem around here. Win-8 never stood a chance against it.

    Win-10 seems to be OK, but not bug free yet. If they don't screw it up, I may get it.

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    looks like a mix between W7 & W8. i hope they dont ruin it either. might be some hope for W10.
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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    I hope so,...

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Im told Win 10 will be just an upgrade for those running 8.1 only
    not 8.0

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    Im told Win 10 will be just an upgrade for those running 8.1 only
    not 8.0
    Of course it is. Windows 8 is no longer receiving any updates from Microsoft. They said that a few months ago. Move to 8.1 or you're screwed. No updates and limited support.

    Im going to upgrade from Windows ME to Windows 10.
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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    I will just make my win7.... Have before.

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Nothing wrong with Win-7 at all.

    I installed Win-10 as the only OS on a fresh system. I wanted to give it a good environment to run in, so I put some pretty good parts into it.

    I started with an InWin 901 Aluminum and Tempered Glass case, and an InWin-750W Gold rated Modular PSU
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    Normally I would have (and I planned to do so) put Win-7 on this system, but when they released Win-10 preview I decided to try it out.
    On the system I built, it boots up to the home screen in 13 seconds. I like that.
    Win-10 seems to handle power saving and sleep well.
    It uses all of the motherboard features on my ASUS board automatically and without any hiccups.

    I've burned disks, ripped some music and movies, and done some light gaming on it too. Everything has been great so far with only a few little annoyances so far.
    As I see it, Win-10 could be a viable replacement for Win-7, but I refuse to spend a small fortune replacing the OS on all of my systems.
    If the price is right, it will sell well. If not, I'll keep what I have and they can get stuffed.
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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Win-7 is held in high esteem around here. Win-8 never stood a chance against it.

    Win-10 seems to be OK, but not bug free yet. If they don't screw it up, I may get it.
    I was using 10 without a single problem until the latest build, the latest build gave me intermittent printing problem, blank pages. Pulled the drive for a while until the next build.

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    Im told Win 10 will be just an upgrade for those running 8.1 only
    not 8.0
    But that leaves the original Win 8 users out. Win 8.1 was a free update but that screwed up your license.

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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Nothing wrong with Win-7 at all.

    You are correct. Win7 is by far the most stable and preferred version of windows. As time goes on there will be less and less support and we all will have to make a change to a new version. I'd rather jump to Win10 then move everything to Win8.1. I dont particularly have any problems with 8.1, just prefer to move straight to 10.
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    Default Re: Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    I'd just prefer to move straight to 10.
    Me too. I tried Win-8 at pre-release and it sucked. Totally new experience this time around. I don't trust them not to screw it all up or charge too much for it.

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