Recently, word came out that Microsoft plans to end the sales of PCs with pre-installed Microsoft 7 and Microsoft 8.1 in which is shaping up to be a move that would force customers to turn to the pre-installed Windows 10 on laptops and PCs instead.
That announcement does not include businesses with license agreements of course but still the fact remains that PC users will have to start adjusting to the highly touted Windows 10 operating system despite apprehensions of some due to bugs and perhaps familiarity.
The move is seen as something that would be part of Microsoft’s intent to attain its goal of reaching 1 billion devices running on Windows 10.
The Window 10 upgrade is actually available as a free upgrade for users who are still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 with technical support good until Jan. 14, 2020 (for Windows 7) and Jan. 10, 2023 (for Windows 8).
But this scenario is only applicable to the ones with existing Windows 7 or 8.1 licenses or for the ones who may have purchased one with their PC or laptop from leading retailers.
Starting Oct. 31, 2016, almost less than a year from now, all device sales will come with Windows 10 pre-installed.
With that said and the impending retirement of Windows 7 and 8.1 imminent, PC users may find it best to take the initiative and grasp the fact that the shift to Windows 10 is imminent. It may not be immediate but the fact is this is where the trend is heading.
Right now, PC users have choices; either buy your own copy of the Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 or make the big leap to the Windows 10 and start getting yourself accustomed to it.
Then again, those who want to embrace Windows 10 can do so as well. Check out our Windows 10 page by clicking here and find out why you should switch to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.