Stats show Microsoft failed to convince Windows 7 users to upgrade

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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The year 2019 started right for Windows 10, as the analyst firms started reporting that Windows 10 finally overtook Windows 7 in terms of market shares.

Well, Windows 10 managed to maintain its share in the month of January but things were less favorable in February.

No doubt the operating system still maintains its lead but it recently lost some users and the change is visible. Stats show there has been 0.60 % declin in Windows 10’s market share.

Surprisingly, the share dropped from 40.90 % to 40.30 % just in a month. On the other hand, Windows 7’s market share has seen an increase of 1.22 as it went up from 37.19 % to 38.41 %.

Notably, in the month of January Windows 10  maintained a lead of 3.71 % and but next month the OS was just 1.89 percentage points ahead of Windows 7. 

Additionally, StatCounter‘s figures also revealed the fact that Windows 7 has seen a decline of 1.16 % and Windows 10 has seen a growth of 1.6 % in February 2019.

We can clearly see from the figure that Windows 10 standards at 54.78 % market share while Windows 7 holds a share of 33.89%. The latest version of Windows leads with a slight difference of 20.89 %. 

4 years after Windows 10’s launch, Windows 7 maintains its user base

It is worth mentioning that it has been 4 years since Microsoft launched its latest version of Windows i.e Windows 10. Therefore, it is going to be a tough fight for Microsoft in the next 12 months to convince users to switch to Windows 10 while leaving Windows 7 behind.

We have seen that Microsoft has a history of releasing Windows 10 updates with a lot of bugs. That is the reason most of the Windows 7 users (individuals and enterprises) are delaying the upgrade to Windows 10.

They clearly don’t want to be a part of a team that is already dealing with critical issues.  Moreover, Microsoft is trying to facilitate the users in this regards by stating that technical assistance will be offered o those enterprises who will face any compatibility issues during the transition process.

Also, the company guarantees they will not face any issues while running the apps they have been using on Windows 7 for years.

Windows 7 users are still of the opinion that Microsoft has to reevaluate its strategy as most of the users in the third world countries are still running Windows 7 powered systems.

They are overwhelmed with all the different issues that are being faced by the Windows 10 users. It seems the OS has not offered any compelling reasons to Windows 7 users to make a transition.

But there is a drawback associated with sticking to Windows 7 as you will have to pay for extended support on a per-device basis beyond January 2020.

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