Recap: It’s been almost a year considering that Microsoft ended its prolonged assistance for Windows 7. Despite Microsoft constantly warning individuals they should update, it is approximated that at least 100 million PCs still run the aging operating system.
On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 reached completion of its extended assistance duration. After this point, just business and education customers ready to pay the high prices have had the ability to receive ESUs.
By last August, the OS was still discovered on practically a quarter of all gadgets, and with the very first anniversary approaching, those user numbers haven’t fallen as much as you might expect.
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According to StatCounter Global Statistics, Windows 7 had a market share of 17.6 percent in November– the service’s most recently tape-recorded month. That’s actually an increase of almost one percent compared to October. Windows 10, meanwhile, stood at 75 percent.
It’s a similar story with NetMarketShare. In October, Windows 7’s share was at 21 percent, while Windows 10 had a 74 percent share.
It appears gamers, however, prefer the newer variation of Windows. The latest Steam Survey has 89 percent of participants using Windows 10 while just over 5 percent are on Windows 7
The Bott Report’s Ed Bott composes that the United States Government Digital Analytics Program, which reports total visitors to US sites over the last 90 days, revealed 18.9 percent were on Windows 7 and 75.8 percent ran Windows10 Given that Microsoft says Windows has a user base of 1.5 billion, that suggests at least 100 million people still choose Windows 7.
Next month will see the price of ESUs increase. Those utilizing Windows 7 Business will start paying $50 per device, while Windows 7 Pro increases to $100 per device. The prices double once again next year, so Windows 7 usage could begin decreasing at an increased speed.