Microsoft Extends End Of Sales Date For Windows 7 Professional For OEMs

Windows Lifecycle

After the release of a new OS version, Microsoft usually continues to sell the previous OS version for a particular period of time. For example, even after the release of Windows 7, Microsoft continued to sell Windows Vista for more than a year. After the release of Windows 8, Microsoft was expected to end the sales of Windows 7 by this year. According to the updated Windows product lifecycle page, Microsoft will end the sales of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate pre-installed machines by October 2014. However, Microsoft is not ending the sales of Windows 7 Professional this year. This means that Windows OEMs can continue to sell Windows 7 Pro devices to the enterprises even after Oct 2014.

This will enable the enterprise customers who still want to buy devices running Windows 7 instead of Windows 8. What do you think?

Read more about it here.


  • Chuck Whitaker

    This is horrible news, kept Win7 till atleast end of 2015

  • jimski27

    Gee, I wonder what HP is going to be selling to consumers after 10/31/14. Chromebooks?

  • Guest

    Another blow to W8, looking worse then Vista :(

  • Robert Schneidler

    I think that the consumers are unwilling to jump to the next big thing as well as the business community. It will take more innovation and proven upgrades to get people to switch in the future.