Some new PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1 won't receive further updates
From a support standpoint, I am glad of this policy from Microsoft. Back when I was doing PC/LAN Support I would at times have to install an old version of Windows on a new PC. Pure headache for drivers, chipset firmware and such to get say Windows 2000, WinXP or even Vista to run on a new pc. I believe we started to create VM's for this scenario.