This question has been hanging in my head for a bit and want a windows users perspective on it. With support for XP now finally gone and with the failures of Windows Vista and 8 I think its time for Microsoft to re evaluate its current stance on windows 7. As of October sales of windows 7 have ceased, there are currently no plans for a new service pack for W7 nor there seems to be an initiative to keep support for windows 7 any farther then its cut off in 2020. Is Microsoft setting itself up for a suicidal leap of faith here? By relying on the upcoming windows 9/ Windows 8.2 is Microsoft doing its final act as king of the mountain by having a steady plunge off the top of Everest to its demise? This is a critical time for Microsoft, already the future of the company looks grim if they dont do something good here in the next few years. I think at this current phase Microsoft should set up 9 regardless, actually decide what the heck its going to be and maybe just maybe extend support for 7, give it a new service pack and hope the eggs dont all break under the sheer force of Microsofts folly. Best way to solve it is to undo windows 8, put the white out over windows 8's record and hit the back button. Just keep 7 as the workhorse until its not needed anymore, as it is now though 7 is needed more then ever to people who are looking at Microsoft as if its governed by crazy people.