Windows 7 is the second most popular OS among gamers
Valve just provided some new data gathered by its Steam gaming platform which reveals some interesting piece of news. Even if Windows 10 is the primary choice for Steam users, Windows 7 is the operating system with the fastest rate of growth.
Steam users love Windows 7
It turns out that a significant share of Steam users use Windows 7 to play their favorite games. According to Valve, the 64-bit version of Windows 10 experienced a share increase of 0.44% in August, for a total of 50.03%. The 32-bit version dropped with 0.27%, reaching 0.63%. This means that, overall, Windows 10 is currently powering 50.66% of the systems that have Steam installed.
All other versions of Windows saw a decline in user share in August, with the most significant decline seen in the 32-bit version of Windows 7, shedding 0.96% to 3.12%. The good news is that Windows continues to remain the leading desktop OS for playing games on Steam with 96.30% overall.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings lots of goodies to gamers
Microsoft is getting ready for the big launch of the new version of Windows 10 on October 17, so save the date. The company will include a few improvements for gamers in this version of Windows 10 but it remains to be seen if they will help boost Windows 10’s share on Steam.
Until now, Windows 7 was the operating system that managed to survive the Windows 10 push, despite going down from more than 50% before the launch of the newest version of Windows.
Microsoft might have to worry about the fact that users don’t really want to let go of Windows 7 even if in January 2020 the OS will not be supported anymore.
RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:
- Windows 7 second monitor issues fixed with KB4034664, but it brings bugs of its own
- Windows 10 is befriending PC gamers slowly leaving Windows 7 behind
- Fix: RAVBg64.exe tries to use Skype on Windows 10, 8, 7
Microsoft announced the release of Hyper-V Server 2019. Windows users can now visit the Microsoft Evaluation Center page to download the file. Microsoft’s Principal Program […]
VLC is a free and open-source media player and streaming media server. It’s popularity rose mainly because it’s very easy to use, it’s portable, and […]
The Windows 10 1903 May Update is the latest major operating system update brought by Microsoft. Alongside the many new features, fixes and improvements promised […]