Windows 7 estimated to still have over 100 million users

Posted on Monday, Jan 04 2021 @ 11:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Ten days from now Windows 7 will have been out-of-support for a full year. Despite no longer receiving security updates, a lot of home users and business users are still using Windows 7. A new article from Hexus reports it's estimated that there are still over 100 million Windows 7 users. That's about half the figure that was reported one year ago.

The accuracy of these figures is unknown. StatCounter puts Windows 7's marketshare at 17.68 percent, NetMarketShare gives a figure of 21.67 percent and USGDAP says it's 18.9 percent. Each firm uses a different methodology.
Of course the lion's share of the rest of the Windows user base is now on one of the versions of Windows 10 available. The third placed OS in the three surveys was Windows 8.X with as much as 5 per cent of the user base, depending upon source. All sources seem to agree - Windows XP usage is below 1 per cent now.

At this stage of a review of the reporting sources it is always useful to remember they are all online counting methods. Thus if an organisation is running a number of Windows XP PCs, for example, that don't access sites monitored by the likes of StatCounter, for example, they won't be counted.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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