Windows 7 end of life RRS feed

  • Question

  • Trying to find out when  windows 7 hit its end of life.  In particular I'm trying to find out when retails sales will be stopped, or Microsoft begins selling windows 7 for a higher price.

    Monday, April 22, 2013 11:36 PM

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  • This information has not been released yet.  The Windows lifecycle fact sheet ( still lists the point at which Windows 7 will no longer be sold as "To be determined".

    Note that Windows Vista became unavailable for retail sales exactly 1 year after 7 was released, and XP was 1.5 years after Vista was released.  I would expect Windows 7 to be similar (which would make it stop being available late 2013 or early 2014, as Windows 8 was available to public on Oct 26th 2012), but there has been no announcements at this point.

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    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:09 AM
  • Of course there are still downgrade rights to xp at the moment, you just can't buy it straight off the shelf.

    Win 8 pro no good to you?

    I use the desktip most of the time and almost all software I had on my development machine has been compatible.

    I think sandisk installer is the only thing I noticed had a problem.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:52 PM