Signs indicate that earlier versions of the Windows Will stop coming with computers at the end of the month - but there may be hope
Support table The official Microsoft site mentions that support for earlier versions of Microsoft Windows Is due to end at the end of the decade, and reminds us that Windows 7 and its smaller and less popular sister, Windows 8.1, will no longer be sold when they are pre-installed on new computers already at the end of the month. The move is intended to speed up the transition of users to the 10 version of the operating system, which is estimated to be installed on one-fifth of the computers in the market. Windows 7, by comparison, is installed on almost half of them.
According to information provided Microsoft Office In the past, it is unlikely that it intends to dispose of existing inventory of computers that still arrive with the old systems at the end of the month, but new hardware will be required to come with the 10 version since early November.
Despite the data from the company's website, in the Notebookcheck Confident That the date of the last sale of the old systems is not at the end of the month, and that Microsoft Office Gave up when she announced the extension of their support last month, but simply did not mention it. The report relies on a source in the company Lenovo, The world's largest computer maker.
However, computers that come with preinstalled 10 windows can be downgraded to one of the two previous versions, although they need to be run manually. At the same time, it is important to remember that It seems That in the coming years Windows 10 will be the only system that supports new hardware, such as the generations of new Intel and Intel processors AMD.