HP still pushing Windows 7 laptops well into Windows 8s second year
Posted on: 08/21/2014 10:30 AM

Neowin reports that it has been two years since the release of Windows 8 and HP is still pushing Windows 7 machines to the consumer as Microsoft faces the harsh reality that Windows 8 will never replace Windows 7

HP still pushing Windows 7 laptops well into Windows 8s second year


Windows 8 was officially released to manufacturing in August of 2012 which means that the platform is now over two years old, but for the folks over at HP, Windows 7 still has life left when it comes to selling to consumers. If you head on over to HP.com and check out their new laptop offerings, there is a large Windows 7 banner touting their new machines that run the older operating system.

At this point, it's safe say that Windows 8 is no longer a priority for Microsoft as they are working to get Windows Threshold out to the public which could be as early as next month. How do we know that Windows 8 is not doing well? For one thing, Microsoft has stopped releasing Windows 8 sales figures, and if we look at usage share, Windows 7 dramatically trumps that of Windows 8.



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