Quoting starkers, reply 115So what if MS decides to pull support for all prior OSes to Win 8
Yeah? So what?
Windows 7 won't get any worse just because MS isn't hurling weekly updates at it......
Same goes for XP and Vista.
Okay, so some cretin has written and released a particularly nasty piece of malware that affects ALL versions of Windows, but MS is ONLY releasing patches for Win 8, 9, and onward. Hmmm, now that's gonna gel well for Win 7 and before, isn't it?
I know if I were MS, I wouldn't want to be supporting obsolete OSes that are 20 years old and older, not when I've built more modern and secure OSes in Win 8, 9 and 10 that can be universally patched with just the one application. It's not if it will happen but when, and given MS has made Win 8 the cheapest, most affordable OS upgrade ever, I'm betting it will be sooner rather than later.