Windows 10 finally beats Windows 7
- Author: Terrell Bush Jan 03, 2019,
Jan 03, 2019, 1:02
Meanwhile, Windows 8.1 is now at a 4.41 percent and Windows XP still holds on to 4.45 percent of the market share.
The party poppers have gone off in Redmond, not to usher in 2019, but to celebrate another market share-watcher declaring that yes, Windows 10 has finally crept past Windows 7. After that, Windows 10 will be the only supported operating system Microsoft manufacturers - assuming, of course, that the company doesn't change its mind and release a Windows 11 at some point between now and then. Nevertheless, Windows 10 has overtaken overall there too, with 16.04 (-0.27) against Windows 7 with 15.09 (-0.99). Although this offer officially ended on July 29th, 2016, it is still technically possible to go through the process on a Windows 7/8.1 PC. Microsoft also announced it will be rolling out updates to Windows 10 in the future instead of launching new software iterations. According to WCCFTech, there are still "multiple Windows 10 October 2018 Update upgrade blocks that are in place". Last Windows 10 update rolled out in December, 2018.
Back when Windows 10 arrived in 2015, Microsoft famously said it planned to have the OS installed on one million devices by 2018. The OS version was launched at a time when Windows 7 was still the most used and popular OS version. Microsoft already confirmed past year that its Windows 10 OS version has been installed on 700 million devices including PCs, Xbox, tablets and phones. Failure of Windows Vista, however, forced Microsoft to overhaul the entire interface and add a bunch of new features.
Windows 10 was lagging behind Windows 7, arguably one of the most popular versions of Windows to date.