Dear HP: Running From the Future Doesn't Help AnyoneEric Limer1/20/14 1:49pmFiled to: hpwindowswindows 819711EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkShiny new computer, shiny new software. The two go hand in hand. Except when they don't. It's one thing to let tech-savvy consumers have the option for a software downgrade if they see fit, but HP's choice to push Windows 7 on consumers by default is another entirely: it's bad, for everyone involved. No one ever came out ahead by fighting against the future. ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.