Microsoft stops Selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Microsoft has recently declared the End of Sales for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Windows 7 was one of the most popular OS in the past few years but the company failed to attract more customers. Also, it failed to shift customers to User-Friendly Windows 8/8.1.
The Technology Giant explains “End of sales refers to the date when a particular version of Windows is no longer shipped to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Examples of OEMS are Dell and Toshiba—PC manufacturers who often preinstall Windows software.” Unfortunately, OEM was only the way to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as the company has stopped retail sales before two years. Examples of OEM can be considered as Dell and Toshiba as they provide pre-installed windows.
Due to this step, Microsoft will be able to gain new users in Windows 10, also the market share of the company will increase. Currently, there are total 400 million Windows 10 users. Due to this change, the company will be able to shift more users to windows 10 devices. However, if you are using windows 7 or windows 8.1 don’t worry, the company will still provide support for windows 7 and windows 8.1 until January 2020 and 2023 respectively.
Previously the company has Windows 10 Free Upgrade feature was available to all the users running windows 7 or 8.1. This Free Upgrade was ended on July 29, 2016.