In a move that seems to indicate that the jig is up for Windows 8, HP has begun to actively steer customers away from Windows 8 and back to Windows 7.
The large OEM has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that “Windows 7 is back.”
They have launched a news campaign offering customers $150 worth of savings to come back to Windows 7.
The Verge point out that:
In fact, if you browse to HP’s home section and navigate to desktop PCs then you’ll only be presented with Windows 7 machines by default as no Windows 8 PCs are listed until you start customizing the section using optional filters. The laptop section does include Windows 8 machines, but it also prominently advertises a Windows 7 laptop. Even HP’s all-in-one section promotes the company’s 21-inch Android-powered PC over Windows 8 alternatives.
Yup, the drip drip has begun. The jig is in fact up.