Final new Win7 PCs
Last month I bought two final ThinkPads, being careful to stipulate the Windows 7 downgrade. I just got in under the wire, since Windows 7 is now no longer an option.
I had to clear out KB3035583 and all the GWX paraphernalia. I set Windows Update to "never check".
The new ThinkPads will be on an air-gapped LAN. An independent Linux Mint ThinkPad is the sole Internet-facing machine.