So Long Old Friend…Windows 7 Discontinued

Windows-7-Support-EndingSay goodbye to Windows 7.

Microsoft discontinued selling consumer versions of Windows 7 Home, Basic, Premium, and Ultimate as of late last week. Once the current supply of Windows 7 copies run out you will no longer be able to purchase a computer with that version of the operating system. The only version of Windows 7 still available for sale is the Professional release. Because Microsoft stopped selling Windows 7 to the public in 2013, this decision will not impact regular consumers. Microsoft’s decision will only effect original equipment manufacturers. OEM’s will no longer be able to license Windows 7 which curbs any ability of building computers with Windows 7 as their default operating system.

Support for Windows 7 will still be available for a short time but will come to an end in January 2015.

As of October 31st Microsoft cut off retail sales of Windows 8 to focus on their upcoming operating system Windows 10 which is slated for release in late 2015.

If you currently use Windows 7 and are worried about support ending, contact RedOrum today for help migrating to a newer version of Windows.

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