Microsoft Cut Off Windows 7 Retail Sales, But Don’t Panic… Yet
If you’re looking to purchase a copy of Windows 7 through retail, you may have a bit of trouble doing so.
Microsoft quietly stopped Windows 7 retail sales on October 30th 2013, as ZDNet has reminded us all once again.
Thankfully Windows 7 OEM sales will continue until October 30th, 2014, meaning you can still get a copy of Windows 7 by either purchasing a new PC with the OS pre-installed or by locating a retailer that still has a few copies left in stock.
In terms of support, Microsoft plans on providing mainstream support for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 until January 2015. After that, users will still receive security updates until January 2020.
If you’re looking to pick up a copy of Windows 7, we currently have multiple versions in stock, including Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 Pro & Windows 7 Ultimate. Additionally, as an OEM solution provider, we can also build a custom machine running Windows 7.
You may want to look into upgrading to Windows 7 if you’re still running Windows XP – extended support is set to end on April 8th, 2014. If not, you may want to brace for the hacking frenzy that security experts warn cybercriminals will fly into thanks to the 33-34% of global users predicted to still be running the outdated OS when support ends.
Are you running Windows 7?