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.”
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.
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.