When was the last time you used a computer that ran Windows 7? For a lot of people, that day was today; a recent survey revealed that the operating system from 2009 is still making waves in the digital world.
How Many People Are Still Using Windows 7?
The news broke from Softpedia, which used the online tool NetMarketShare to analyze what operating systems people are using. The most shocking news wasn’t that Windows 7 is still in the wild; it’s that usage of the operating system increased in previous months.
Between August 2020 and October 2020, the number of Windows 7 systems found on the internet rose from 22.31 to 22.77%.
This maintains Windows 7 as the second most popular operating system on the internet. In first place is the almighty Windows 10, which also enjoyed an increase in usage; it went from 60.57 to 61.26% in the same period of time.
It’s not news that people continue to use Windows 7. After all, there’s plenty of reason to love it versus Windows 10.
Still Some Love for Windows 7
Windows 7 may be coming of age, but people aren’t willing to surrender it just yet. Windows 7 still sees a considerable amount of use, and it even improved in popularity in previous months.
Moreover, the fact that Windows 7 is still the second-most used operating system shows a failure on Microsoft’s part. How the company hopes to convince people to drop Windows 7 and move to Windows 10 is yet to be seen.
Microsoft has tried many tactics in the past to make the upgrade to Windows 10 more appealing. In fact, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 in a cheap and legal way.
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