The new promotion comes along with "$150 in savings" and the PC maker claims the operating system is "back by popular demand."
By heading over to the HP desktop PC section, all computers are set to Windows 7 by default, with Windows 8.1 only available through customization. Under the all-in-one section, HP's Android device is positioned favorably over Windows 8 models.
The move is a huge blow to Microsoft, which has tried to make Windows 8 more popular after a rough launch. In the past, when the failed Windows Vista launched, manufacturers made similar "back by popular demand" promotions for Windows XP.
"Windows 7 – back by popular demand!" pic.twitter.com/tANB7joTGJ (via @jackbrewster)-- Cabel (@cabel) January 19, 2014
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Jan 2014 9:15