Microsoft Stops Sales Of Windows 7 Pro; All Windows 10 From Now On
Windows 7 Pro has been the most popular operating system of its time, so it was no surprise when users did not make the shift to Window 10 and stuck with Windows 7 Pro.
There was a lot of issues when it came to Windows 7 Pro automatically updating to Windows 10 and people were furious about it but now Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Pro to OEMs and they will be forced to preload Windows 10 on the systems that they will sell from now onwards.
To be clear Microsoft has not done this overnight and the company did give ample warning. It was a year ago that the company announced that this was going to happen and OEMs were advised to install Windows 10 on the systems that they were going to sell. Now that Windows 7 Pro is out of the equation they will have no choice but to go with the new OS from now on.
Organizations with enterprise licensing agreements and software assurance will be able to buy new PCs then downgrade later on but I do not see why people would go through that process over and over each time they bought a PC.
OEMs are allowed to use the licenses that they have in stock. Once those are finished it will be Windows 10 for all. I am sure that the OS will be missed but this change could be for the best. We will have to see how people react to these turn of events.
Moving on to Windows 10 might not be such a bad thing as Microsoft is trying its best to make it universal across all devices that people use. You get plenty of new utilities and features that you will not be able to take advantage of on previous versions of Windows.
We talked about the adoption of Windows 10 so be sure to check that out as well to see how quickly people are making the shift.