There are so many of us out there that totally hate the new Windows 8 that was released just a couple short years ago. This operating system has been one of the worst releases since Windows ME. As a result, many folks are holding on to their Vista, Windows 7 and even XP computers. This has caused a slowdown in the purchase of new computer systems. Many computer buyers are buying online instead of at the retail stores because that is the only place you can still get Windows 7 systems. Well, if all goes well that will all be changing next year.