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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The Squeeze Is On. Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 To Computer Makers (venturebeat.com)

Out with the old, and in with the new. Microsoft yesterday stopped providing Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 licenses to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including its PC partners and systems builders.

 This means that, as of today, the only way you can buy a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is if you can still find one in stock. 

Two years ago, Microsoft stopped selling Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, and Windows 7 Ultimate licenses to OEMs.

 Now Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 are also out of the picture, leaving Windows 10 as the only remaining option, assuming you want a PC with a Microsoft operating system. 

This is Microsoft's way of slowly phasing out old operating systems.


Been using Windows 10 since it's first release to beta testers.

I am still a beta tester.

My current beta version has a few glitches.

My cursor has a tendency to jump around while I am typing, or suddenly a block of text gets highlighted and deleted instantly.

Another glitch is in all my browsers the side slide bar on the right gets stuck about an inch from the bottom of the screen box when I scroll down with it.

Very irritating indeed.

Other than these two glitches I am super satisfied with the operating system over all.

I am totally sure that the stable public release of Windows 10 does not share the glitches of my beta release.

But that is why there are beta testers, to identify areas that need improvement and to put newer versions through the paces before approval for release to the public.

Yes I would recommend that you take the plunge and give up your old version of Windows for the newest Windows 10.

I am very that confident you will enjoy it! 


I will let you in on an insiders secret.

You can still get a copy of Windows 10.

There is a loophole that has extended the free download of the system for you procrastinators.

We browsed the site and found no checks before downloading.

 It looks like it's open to anyone.

I assure you that it is a perfectly good operating system.

In-fact this is being typed in Windows Ten on my gaming laptop.

Been Beta testing it from day one and it has only gotten better.

Don't miss this opportunity. 

 Microsoft's year-long Windows 10 free upgrade offer ended, but it's still possible to secure Redmond's finest -- even the new Anniversary Update -- for the low low price of 0.00 in whatever currency you prefer.

What are you waiting for?

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