It is common knowledge that PC sales are down and unlike previous years where a new OS release from Microsoft helped boost PC sales; Windows 8 has done the opposite. The problem is that new PCs come with win 8 pre installed. It would make more sense to either allow the buyer to choose between win 7 and win 8 or to have win 7 pre installed with the option to upgrade to win 8. Forcing new PC buyers to use win 8 has proven to be a bad move as win 8 is very suitable for touch screen tablets and smart phones but is very unsuitable for PCs. I know that win 8 has advantages over win 7 in the security area but other than that win 7 is the better choice for PCs. Somehow this new trend of forcing the market may in theory work on paper but reality has shown otherwise! I think Microsoft should reconsider her strategy!