Ah, October 31st. It is just nice that Halloween falls on a Friday this year, which means you will be able to attend whatever parties that are being organized right after work, and need not worry about having to go to work the next day since you can cab it home after painting the town red at the wildest parties the night before. While Halloween intends to be a scary event, perhaps those who have yet to make the jump to Windows 8 or later might wet their pants more than normal – as we have received word on how Microsoft intends to stop selling copies of Windows 7 OEM when October 31st arrives.
In short, PC and notebook manufacturers will eventually stop selling their respective wares with Windows 7 pre-installed on them. Of course, this does not mean that one will no longer be able to pick up Windows 7 computers when November rolls around, but once the existing stock or inventory of such devices run out, you will not find any more units to purchase. Do bear in mind that the October 31st cutoff date will target only Windows 7 OEM licenses that run on consumer PCs, so if you happen to have a business machine that sports a Windows Professional license, one can still enjoy a Windows 7 “downgrade”.