Windows 10 Grows as both Windows 7 and Windows XP go down

Windows 10 logoWindows 10 is growing at a faster pace, with statistics offered by NetMarketShare indicating that Microsoft’s latest operating system recorded a market share increase of 0.83 in July 2017.

Windows 7 continues to be the leader with 48.91 percent, while Windows 8.1 is now third with 6.48 percent, mostly because of the dramatic decline experienced by Windows XP to 6.10 percent.

Despite remaining the leading option for PCs across the world, Windows 7 also dropped last month from 49.04 percent, most likely as a result of more users upgrading to Windows 10.

In its turn, Windows 10 benefited from the release of the Creators Update, and Microsoft confirmed that this version is now available for all systems that support it. The growth of Windows 10 has also accelerated from the previous months, now reaching 0.83 percent versus 0.02 percent in June.

Windows 10 Grows as both Windows 7 and Windows XP go down

But what’s also news-worthy is that Windows XP has finally dropped at a more substantial pace, most likely as a result of the recent ransomware attacks that affected this version as well. WannaCry and Petya could both compromise Windows XP, with Microsoft releasing emergency patches to keep users protected, but according to experts, Windows 7 was the biggest victim of the attacks.

The risk of getting hacked, however, convinced more users to upgrade from Windows XP to supported systems, and figures from NetMarketShare show that this old OS dropped from 6.94 percent to 6.10 percent in the last 30 days. Unfortunately, the current market share is still bigger than the one Windows XP held in May 2017 when it was running on 5.66 percent of the PCs worldwide.

Windows 10 is very likely to continue growing in the coming months, and with a new major release just around the corner, Windows 7 could drop even more, though by the looks of things, not too many users think Microsoft’s latest operating system is reason enough to upgrade.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows XP

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