Speaking about Windows 7, Microsoft finance chief Amy Hood called the large marketshare of this operating system an opportunity, with lots of income still to come. Microsoft blames two factors for the slow transition to Windows 10.
First up, the software giant blamed Intel for the continued supply issues of its 14nm CPUs. Additionally, Hood pointed at the coronavirus outbreak. COVID-19 is causing supply chain issues in China, which is hurting the supply of new computers with Windows 10.
Looking through the CNBC report and quotes from Hood, the stalling of Windows 7 to Windows 10 transitions seems to be because of two factors. First of all Microsoft reckons that chip supply is slowing the release of new PCs to the market. New PCs and system upgrades are a big driver for adoption of the latest OS from Microsoft. Secondly, Covid-19 is causing supply chain issues in China - again affecting the supply of new PCs / laptops.