HP looks as though it is taking its stand against Windows 8. Over the weekend the company sent its customers emails, informing them that “Windows 7 is back”.
“Windows 7 is Back” Says HP
The PC making company has launched a new promotion on its website, offering people a saving of $150, if they choose Windows 7 rather than Windows 8.
If the message isn’t clear enough, then the slogan “back by popular demand”, should clear everything up. Upon entering the website, if you select to browse HP’s selection of desktop PCs, then you’ll notice that you are only given the option of Windows 7 machines by default. If you want to view Windows 8 PCs, then you have to actually customize the search using the optional filters. When searching for laptops, it is pretty much the same, though there are a few Windows 8 laptops included in the results. When it comes to the all-in-one section of the site, Windows doesn’t even get a look in, with the main feature being the company’s Android-powered PC.
Hp is the first company to sell Windows 7 over Windows 8. It’s no wonder Microsoft is keen to move away from the 8 branding. So expect big changes with Windows 9.