HP Sticking with Windows 7 a Little Longer

announced in later January 2014 that it will continue to sell machines pre-installed
with Windows 7 due to “popular demand”. They will give users the choice of Windows 7 Home
or Windows 7 Pro rather than Windows 8.

action comes after the realisation that that Windows 8 has had its fair share
of criticism since its release and that business users have been reluctant to upgrade
to it.
This move comes as a blow
to Microsoft who recently released the Windows 8.1 updates in hope of tackling
some of the concerns associated with Windows 8.

Windows 7 support is set to continue until January 2015. After that,
the operating system will begin a five year run as a limited support product. This means users will still receive
updates but will not receive warranty support or design -feature changes.