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Modern businesses require modern tools. Windows 8.1 provides an unprecedented opportunity for you to sell new services and solutions without changing your business model—and to upsell your customers from Windows 7.

Use these sales and marketing materials to help you communicate with customers about Windows 8.1:

Explore OEM Partner Center resources to learn, build, and sell Windows 8.1.

Windows 7 products End of License date

The following Windows 7 products reached End of License (EOL) on October 31, 2014:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Basic


  • System builders are no longer able to order Windows 7 product from authorized distributors, with the exception of Windows 7 Professional.
  • System builders are permitted to sell through any inventory of Windows 7 product.
  • Windows 7 Professional will continue to be available from authorized distributors. The Windows 7 Professional EOL date has not yet been announced.
  • Microsoft will give OEMs a minimum of one year's notice of the Windows 7 Professional EOL date.

For more information about the lifecycle of Windows products, visit the Windows lifecycle fact sheet or the Microsoft Support website.

Windows 7 resources

Find OEM software downloads, online training, technical documentation, and videos to guide you through the Windows 7 preinstallation process.

Resources Description
Windows 7 OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) Tools and supporting documentation to help you preinstall Windows 7 with Service Pack 1.
Windows OPK labs and video training Training documents and videos provide information about how to deploy Windows 7.
System Builder Basics Watch an OPK expert as he goes through the basics of preinstalling Windows 7 with the OPK and demonstrates a complete end-to-end scenario.
Create a Windows 7 Hard Disk Recovery Solution
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This solution enables Windows 7 to recover from most known causes for unbootable systems.
Language Interface Packs This software enables PCs to display parts of the Windows 7 user interface in a selected language.

Windows 7 Value Pack

The Windows 7 Value Pack is a free DVD that you can include in the images that you build for Windows 7 PCs. It consolidates selected Windows 7 application software into one collection.

Microsoft support resources

Windows 7 communities

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