Connect with us


Windows 7 is still installed on 100 million computers, although the ability to upgrade to 10 for free is not closed



By information portal ZDNet, at the end of 2020, more than 100 million computers in the world are still running Windows 7. Moreover, according to measurements Service StatCounter, in October-November last year there was a slight increase in the share of Windows 7 among all Windows installed on PCs of users in the world.

Current statistics from StatCounter show that as of December 2020, the share of Windows 10 on desktops is almost 76%, and the share of Windows 7 has grown slightly and is now at 18%.

Alternative service NetMarketShare shows about the same results, but according to his statistics, the share of Windows 10 is 73%, against 23% for Windows 7.

The journalist of the ZDNet portal at the beginning of 2020 consulted with experts and approximately counted that users of approximately 200 million PCs worldwide continued to use Windows 7.

A year later, the journalist decided to repeat his calculation, but more accurately. He additionally used data from the state programs digital analytics USA. This system has information about the types of users’ OS for several months. The 12% increase in Windows 10 share and the 10% decrease in Windows 7 share over the past year were roughly in line with NetMarketShare and StatCounter.

Then the journalist tried to estimate the total number of Windows users. Microsoft said it was around 1.5 billion, including laptops and desktops. He estimated that Windows 7 is now installed on at least 100 million older PCs, given the worldwide surge in new PC sales caused by the pandemic.

The ZDNet journalist explained that Microsoft does not disclose how many of its corporate customers now continue to work on Windows 7, but every year they will pay more and more for its support and will still switch to the new OS. He also does not understand the motivation of some home users who still use this OS and are not updated.

It is noteworthy that licensed Windows 7 and 8.1 for ordinary users can still be upgraded to Windows 10 for free. Microsoft did not close this opportunity, although it promised.

Windows 10 turned 5 years old last year. In March 2020, Microsoft announced that there are already a billion desktop computers, laptops, consoles and HoloLens mixed reality glasses under the top ten.

On January 14, 2020, the extended support period for the Windows 7 operating system ended. Computers under its control continued to work, but the manufacturer of the operating system does not guarantee their security. Microsoft will be until January 10, 2023 paid to maintain Windows 7 for members of the Extended Security Updates program (ESU).

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Phones5 mins ago

The new iPhone won’t lag far behind the Android flagships. It will also receive support for Wi-Fi 6E

Apple most recently launched the iPhone 12 series of smartphones, which were the company’s first mobile devices to support fifth...

Components16 mins ago

Liter mini PC with a powerful eight-core AMD processor. ASRock Jupiter X300 Introduced

ASRock’s product range has been expanded to include a very curious Jupiter X300 mini PC. It is interesting for the...

Software27 mins ago

Google Chrome for iOS has come to Android with three years of experience. Pages can be set aside for later

Google has begun to distribute a new convenient feature for the proprietary Chrome mobile browser for the Android operating system....

News38 mins ago

Waterproof mini PC over $ 3,000. Stealth WPC-905 is designed for use in harsh environments

The range of the Stealth company has been replenished with the WPC-905 mini-PC, which stands out primarily for its protection...

Components49 mins ago

Small but powerful new generation GeForce graphics cards. MSI Aero ITX GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti adapters presented

MSI has unveiled the GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards as part of the Aero ITX line....

Phones1 hour ago

Huawei will only sell its smartphone division as a last resort. The company can maintain wages for up to 5 years even under sanctions

Rumors surfaced on Monday that Huawei might sell the smartphone division. Later it became known that the company is negotiating...

Phones1 hour ago

This will be the Redmi K40. High quality image

Recently, Lu Weibing, general manager of the Redmi brand, officially announced the Redmi K40 series on Weibo and announced that...

News2 hours ago

Intel unveils incredible 12-die Xe-HPC GPU

We know for sure that the Xe-HPC accelerator, also known under the codename Ponte Vecchio, will appear in the line...

Most Popular