Microsoft says it has stopped selling retail copies of Windows 7 and 8 and if you recall, the next version of Windows is set to be released in 2015, it’s called Windows 10. Microsoft says the decision to end sales of retail copies of the Windows 7 and 8 is to help the company focus more on recent versions of its operating system.
Users keen on having Windows 7 running on their systems will be able to downgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 which will be default operating system version on most Windows PCs from now on.
This change is likely to take a while to permeate the market as many PC makers already have stock of the old operating systems.
From the 31st of October, consumers may no longer be able to buy copies of Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Windows 7. So don’t be surprised if you gradually start seeing less of the operating systems in stores.