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HP Pushes Windows 7 PCs for Back to School Season with Instant Discounts

Maximum PC: With Windows 9 (Threshold) rumored for an introduction next month along with a Release Preview for consumers and developers alike, it's safe to say that the Windows 8 era is winding down, though some would argue it never truly began (market share figures would back that argument). So, what do you do if you're an OEM looking to pick up sales for the back to school season? Well, if you're HP, you promote Windows 7 and offer shoppers an enticing discount.

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neoragex2483d ago

Link to show "standard option". The article doesn't exactly explain it ALL correctly.

http://windows.microsoft.co...

Sahil2483d ago

"After October 31, they'll no longer be able to sell systems with Windows 7 as a standard option."

That's such a load of M$hit. Windows 7 should be available until Windows 9 can prove it doesn't suck.

neoragex2483d ago

"After October 31, they'll no longer be able to sell systems with Windows 7 as a standard option."

That's such a load of M$hit. Windows 7 should be available until Windows 9 can prove it doesn't suck.

neoragex2483d ago

So aside from Metro (which you can effectively bypass with a Start Menu program), what's wrong with Windows 8?

Sahil2483d ago

*Having to be able to boot a system normally in safe mode to get the system to start in Safe Mode?

*Some Random Problems with the Fast Startup Feature. Sometimes you get stuck logging with "Please Wait". Even on some new 8.1 builds I've played with.

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