Microsoft now calls it an end to the sale of windows 7 and window 8/8.1 operating systems. All new windows devices will now come with a pre-installed window 10 operating system and users will not have rights to downgrade to previous versions.
This means that currently, the only way you can get a computer running windows 7 or 8.1 pro is if its still in stock. However, Microsoft records that the support for these versions continues till 2020 giving users enough time to migrate to the recent versions of windows.
The move is geared towards giving a boost to the sales of the Windows 10 which is the newest version of windows and mobilizing its usage in the industry. Windows 7, which has been the most popular operating system in the planet lasted in the industry for seven years while windows 8 lasted for four years.
Microsoft stopped selling Windows 7 and 8.1 licenses to OEMs two years ago, leaving windows 10 as the only options.
Mainstream Support for Windows 7 ended on 2015 while that of windows 8.1 will is deemed to end in 2018.
This means that seeking a computer with older versions of windows is no longer a good idea for users.