This just in from ZDnet
, MSFT has announced it will no longer allow manufacturers to sell new Win7 machines.
Ironically, in Youtube I just posted updated selling results to follow up on the Four Big Lies series from the beginning of September. The vids were made 10/26/15 (not worth watching), and are in my Bye Bye Windows playlist (at the end of that playlist):https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1bv_xPIih3fF-5yaAHjiC34wC01-1Dnb
The very boring videos all show that Dell, HP and Lenovo are using DOWNGRADE RIGHTS from 8.1 to justify installing new Win7 preinstalled. As of today, Dell's customizable bus Latitudes usually only offer Win7 or 10, not 8.1, but the 7's are actually 8.1 licenses using the downgrade rights to justify using 7.
So it seems like maybe they can scoot past the deadline, given the details in the ZDnet article?
So I was just at Dell, asking which of the Latitudes
have soldered CPUs, so can avoid them. None have soldered CPUs. Then, which have batteries you cannot remove, as I want to avoid them also. The following have batteries you cannot remove:
"We do have latitude 12 5000 and 12 7000, 13 7000 2 in 1 which comes with inbuilt battery"
Didn't have time to look up HP or Lenovo again. If you want to chime in, do!