So in Jun 2014 is Win 7 still available. . . . alternatively . . .
Got a friend with win 7 and uses fairly complex s/w such as autocad + specialised plugins. Machine on the way out. Autocad seems to have gone down the subscription route of £2K per annum. He doesn't need the new features (and bloat). He is actually still using an XP in VM on Win 7 for the autocad stuff.
He can downgrade with some OEMs but with win 8 can he use the Microsoft VM software (forget the name) and run that XP VM on Win 8? If he comes across a bargain Win 8 refurb via <insert company name here> can he migrate that VM?
P.S. How do you start a new topic on this forum?
Sorry for Anon post - rather make it that little bit harder for people to track me ;)