In a statement, Microsoft has confirmed the end of sale of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Now, you cannot purchase a new PC with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Microsoft focuses on getting users onto Windows 10
Defining this Microsoft 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.”
The key point here is OEMs were the last official way to still get copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 because Microsoft already stopped retail sales to consumers two years ago. Consequently, every new Windows PC will come with Windows 10. Also, users will no longer have “downgrade rights” to attain it with a previous edition.
Microsoft launched Windows 7 in 2009. It was on sale for 7 years. Windows 8 lasted for 4 years only. Support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 until January 2020 and 2023.
By ending the sale of Windows 7 and Windows 8, Microsoft is expecting a boost in sales of Windows 10.