It’s official, Microsoft will be forced to stop all computer makers they must stop making PCs with the Windows 7 Pro software as of October 31st, 2016. After this date, original equipment manufacturers cannot pre-load Windows 7 Pro on new computers, and will only be able to sell the ones remaining in their stocks. The dates for halt of installation of all software predating Windows 10 have been uploaded into Windows’ lifecycle fact sheet.
The same deadline goes for Windows 8.1 powered devices and all its versions. Windows 8 users have until June 30th, 2016. Meaning that the only software that will be widely available will be Windows 10, which has garnered mixed reviews, especially from current Windows 7 Pro users.
Windows 7 and Windows 7 Pro remain the most popular Windows software used to date, so this comes as a tough blow to faithful users. These deadlines will make it so that the only software available at all for any Windows PC is Windows 10. As of late, the company has been somewhat aggressive with the concept of out with the old and in with the new, to the point where the old is almost getting kicked in the hid out the door, but hopefully it will guarantee Windows a wider plane on which to improve their current softwares.