Windows 10 did not overtake Windows 7 in 2017

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
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The year 2018 begins with pretty surprising news at least for some Windows 10 enthusiasts. It seems that last year’s previsions were not as accurate as everyone expected and Windows 10 statistics are not the happiest ones.

The trends from the middle of 2017 suggested that Windows 10 would overtake Windows 7 by the end of the year worldwide.

Netmarketshare reports are out and judging by their numbers, it seems that this didn’t happen and the plan did not go as predicted.

Windows statistics in the last quarter of 2017

It seems that the last quarter of the year that just ended, the decline of Windows 7 managed to stabilize and Windows 10 lost a bit of its momentum.

According to Netmarketshare, Windows 7 had 43.08% market share worldwide, and this means that it went down with 0.04% from November 2017.

On the other hand, Windows 10 had 32.93% market share which means that it managed to go up with 0.98%.

Windows XP had 5.18% market share which means that it went down with 0.55% and Windows 8.1 held 5.71% market share, going down with 0.22%.

It would take 800 million active Windows 10 users to overtake Windows 7

In December, Microsoft unveiled the fact that there were around 600 million active Windows 10 users. It would take approximately 800 million Windows 10 active users in order to be able to overtake Windows 7. But unfortunately, something like this may be achieved only by the end of next year considering that more and more enterprise users will switch over to Windows 10.

So, it’s safe to say that the prediction that was saying that Windows 10 will definitely overtake Windows 7 by the end of 2017 was definitely a far-fetched one.

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