Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Professional to OEMs

After extending deadline by two years, Microsoft puts a fork in the world's most popular operating system

Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Professional to OEMs

Microsoft quietly put an end to sales of Windows 7 licenses to computer makers this week, marking a major milestone for the seven-year-old OS.

According to Microsoft's rules, the Redmond, Wash. company stopped selling Windows 7 Professional or any version of Windows 8.1 to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) as of Oct. 31.

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