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Microsoft Puts End to Windows 7 and Windows 8 Sales

As a part of their promoting windows 10 operating system, Microsoft had stopped the sales of its most popular operating systems the windows 7 and windows 8.

As per the reports the Microsoft has confirmed the “End of Sales” board to both OS. From now on wards no Pc or laptop will get windows 7 or windows 8 operating system at the time of purchase.

Microsoft says that “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 pre-install Windows software.”

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Examples of OEMs include Dell and Toshiba, PC manufacturers who often pre-install Windows software.

Windows 7 OS was launched in the year 2009 remains on sale for seven years and the Windows 8/8.1 that has launched in 2012 was on sale for just four years.

The US tech giant says that despite the shutdown of the sales, the ongoing updates support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will continue until January 2020 and 2023.

Windows 7 was one of the most loved operating system which was succeeded by windows 8/8.1 that has not received much applause. Even windows loyalists was not satisfied with eighth version of the Windows OS.

The Windows 10 OS that was released in the year 2015 had got good response from all the users and Microsoft also launched two major updates in the starting of this year.

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This move from the Tech giant was purely to promote the sales of Windows 10 OS and to make it reach to many users. Microsoft is also planning to release three major updates for the year 2017.

It is rumoured that the while the first major update is codenamed Redstone 1, second update with a codename Redstone 2 which will release in the earlier months of 2017.

The third major update might be rolled out in summer 2017 and it is codenamed as Redstone 3. Hope that Microsoft will succeed with this single product strategy.

Microsoft users Have Two More Days To Get Windows 10 Update For Free

Hurry up….the offer is about to end in 48 hours!

Microsoft users just have two more days to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Do not miss this chance, as the update will cost you about $119 after 5:59 AM ET July 30. The Windows 10 Anniversary update is available for all personal devices running Windows 7 and Window 8.1. So, the deadline has come close for all the users who haven’t upgraded their devices to Windows 10.

Since its roll out last year, Microsoft has been allowing users to upgrade their devices by making the upgrade available by pop-ups. Yes, the new OS has its issues but as we know it is the latest and improved one to older version which mainly aims at productivity. The virtual assistant, Cortana is the major integration into the update which helps users in finding documents and much more online sites.

Windows 10 Reaches 300 Million Mark, Calls Time on Free Upgrades

Microsoft Edge, a new web browser developed to replace the internet explorer as the default web browser is included in the Windows 10 upgrade. Edge improves the ability of a user to make notes on screen and share it with friends. Currently, Window 10 users also have access to the last year launched Windows Hello, a feature that uses Facial recognition technology to unlock the screen. The major noticeable changes of the update are the ‘start’ menu and the design.

Windows 10 “Anniversary Update” to make a big push for Education

By upgrading to the Windows 10 before 29th July will allow users to update to the Windows 10 Redstone Anniversary update which will be released on 2nd August 2016. It is the first major update to the new operating software that adds advanced features, improved system stability and security. According to Microsoft, more than 350 million devices are upgraded to Windows 10 since its release in last summer. And the giant expects to reach one billion devices by 2018.

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