When Will Windows 7 Stop Being Shipped With New PCs?

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Robsy128

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Hey all :)

I'm just wondering when will Windows 7 stop being shipped with brand new PCs. I'm planning to expand the office here (meaning get more people in) and I know for a fact that Windows 8 simply doesn't work with a lot of software we have. I'm trying to plan for the future and wonder when the market will be flooded with Windows 8 machines and the Windows 7 machines will be a thing of the past.

Also, I wasn't sure where to ask this so I hope this is the right place :)
 

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You didn't say if you want to buy more laptops or more desktops with Windows 7, but have you considered refurbished ones instead of brand new ones?

I've bought 6 refurbished Dell laptops and desktops with Windows 7($225 - $250 apiece) in the past year and have been happy with all of them.

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Desktops... and I'm not too keen on refurbished ones. I know that a few retailers are still selling Windows 7 Professional with their desktops, but they are getting less and less every week. How long do you guys think it will take for them to completely disappear?
 

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There was an article recently about certain manufacturers agreeing to sell new computers with Windows 7 until a certain date, but I don't remember what that date was.

I know HP is still selling a few model desktops with Windows 7(64-bit).

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Desktops... and I'm not too keen on refurbished ones.
I got my last two refurbs when M$ changed the OS .. the OEM had to change the model number ..
and sell the "old" brand new build outs as refurbs.
 

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Why did HP have to clarify their Policy .. To many wanting to "upgrade" back to W7 maybe ????
 

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Microsoft is permitting Windows 7 with new PCs until October 2014. As long as there is some demand I figure that there will be OEMs selling them.
 
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Windows 9 release date

Following Microsoft's three-year Windows OS release cycle, we'd expect a Windows 9 release date of October 2015 with a Windows 9 beta release at the start of the year, perhaps at CES 2015.


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Windows 9 release date, news and rumours
 

Robsy128

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Oh, I was planning to expand here within the next 6 months... not in two years time haha.

I just ordered a HP PC a few weeks ago and it came with Windows 8, even though the HP Pros I've ordered before have come with Windows 7. Let's just say that it caused me a lot of grief and was a pain to even install Windows 7 onto it. I'd rather not go through that process again. As long as there are still desktops being sold with Windows 7 in 6 months, that's fine :)
 
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When I bought my Dell laptop five years ago, I chose a small-business-class model (a Vostro) primarily because I could specify the OS I wanted on it, which I could not do with their consumer models. Perhaps that is still possible.
 
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