No new Windows 7 PCs after October

Sales of computers pre-installed with Windows 7 are to end in October this year.

Microsoft’s lifecycle fact sheetwas recently updated to state that computers pre-installed with the Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate versions of the operating system would be halted on October 31st 2014.

Windows 7 Professional is yet to have a similar end of pre-installed sales date announced.

The end of mainstream support for the OS, which was released in 2009, was previously announced to be January 15th 2015, with extended support to stop almost exactly five years later, on January 14th 2020.

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