According to the latest statistics from professional analytics firms, Microsoft’s Windows 10 has passed 50% market share in August, which Windows 7 is falling to around 30% point. And you will get more detailed information in this post from MiniTool.
Windows 10 has been released for more than 4 years, which is favored by most Windows users and becomes the most popular operating systems. Now there are reports claimed that Windows 10 has more than 50% market share, which is good for Microsoft.
Now let’s see some detailed statistics from analytics firms from NetApplications and StatCounter.
The Milestone: Windows 10 Passes More than 50% Market Share
According to the latest statistics from two major analytics companies, namely NetApplications and StatCounter, Windows 10 has exceeded a 50% market share.
Previously, statistics from Net Applications showed that Windows 10 had not reached the 50% point. In July, the index was 48.86%, but according to the latest statistics in August, the Windows 10 operating system has jumped by more than 2%, reaching 50.99%. This is a milestone since the release of Windows 10.
What’s more, according to the analytics firm Statcounter, the competitor of Net Applications, they recorded Windows 10 as the highest 50% in September 2018. Windows 10 now has a market share of 59.82%. Although the figures are different, it is true that Windows 10 runs on more than half of the PCs, which is obviously a piece of good news for Microsoft.
Apparently, the two rating companies used very different numbers to draw their conclusions: NetApplications uses data captured from 160 million unique visitors to its 400 million partner sites, while StatCounter looks at 15 billion page visits per month.
Regardless of StatCounter and NetApplications analysis, more and more people believe that Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will ultimately reach its critical point in the consumer and enterprise markets through pure inertia.
Companies that depend on the old operating system will either adopt Windows 10 or at least transform their workflow into more cloud-based structures, in which Microsoft also has a considerable share.
This article shows you the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10. You can make a decision after reading this post.
Windows 7 Is Dwindling Away
In January this year, Windows 10 surpassed Windows 7 in market share. This is a good milestone for Microsoft, although it takes longer than the company wants. Now the latest statistics show that Windows 10 had more than 50% market share, which Windows 7 dropped 1.49 percentage points, falling from 31.83% to 30.34% in August.
Statcounters shows that Windows 7 has a market share of 30.92%. And according to Net Applications, in August, Windows 7 dropped to 30.34%. So the two companies almost agreed when they talked about the old operating system, which is gradually phasing out.
Microsoft will terminate its support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, which means that on that day, Microsoft will stop issuing new security updates and patches for Windows 7. So it might be not safe to continue using it. Although there will be paid security updates, they only apply to those affordable corporate customers.
Now since Windows 7 is coming to an end, it’s not surprising to see the decrease of Windows 7 and the healthy development of Windows 10. Obviously, Windows 8 is an insignificant consideration at this point. According to Net Applications, there are now less than 5% of machines running Windows 8.
With the deadline for Windows 7 users approaching in January 2020, the market share of Windows 10 is expected to grow more impressively.
This post mainly tells the differences between Windows 10 home and pro, and how to upgrade Windows 10 home to pro.
Hundreds of millions of users have only four months to get off Windows 7. If you are still using Windows 7 operating system, you’d better upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.