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With Windows 8 floundering, HP was forced to start selling Windows 7 again

January 20th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
HP Windows 7 PCs Return

Public opinion on Windows 8 seems to be in an unending state of flux, but at least one PC manufacturer has decided to take a stand on the matter. HP has announced via the front page of its website that Windows 7 computers are “back by popular demand,” signaling yet another delay to what Microsoft must have assumed would be an inevitable shift to the latest operating system.

Not only is HP now openly advertising Windows 7 PCs, the company is even offering up to $150 in savings to any customers that order a computer with the last-gen OS pre-installed. With reports coming in that even Microsoft employees are underwhelmed by the performance of Windows 8, HP’s marketing decision comes as less than a surprise. If there was ever a sign that Windows 9 couldn’t come soon enough, this is it.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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