When Microsoft launched Windows 10, one of its challenges was convincing Windows 7 users to upgrade to the new version. In addition, the Redmond company has long offered a free update for Windows 10 for all Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. And even if that offer had expired, there were still tips to take advantage of the Windows 10 free update (without paying for a new Windows 10 license).
And finally, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 in early 2020. This has helped increase the number of Windows 10 users as well as global computer sales.
Despite Microsoft’s warnings, many users are still using Windows 7
However, to this day, there are still a significant number of computers running Windows 7 despite the end of Microsoft’s support and despite the numerous notifications sent by the Redmond company to encourage users to switch to Windows to urge. 10.
It’s difficult to know exactly how many Windows 7 computers there are in the world. Zdnet.com estimates that there are still at least 100 million computers running Windows 7, based on data from Microsoft and information from companies like NetMarketShare and StatCounter. . “” […] and this number could be considerably higher “indicates the site.
Paid support extension
It should be noted, however, that the Redmond company will have a paid support offering if Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows 7 for most users. This offer is intended to support organizations whose transition to Windows 10 has not yet been completed. To encourage them to upgrade to the new version, price increases are planned for this support extension.
However, for those using Windows 7 without paying for Microsoft’s support extension, using this version of the operating system is dangerous. As Microsoft explains in a blog post, there may be a security risk on January 14, 2020 after the end of support if you continue to use Windows 7.
Windows 10 has already passed the billion mark
For its part, Windows 10 has already passed the billion mark for users worldwide. That goal, which Microsoft set at launch, was met in March 2020, shortly after support for Windows 7 ended.
Note, however, that these statistics take into account not just computers, but all platforms that use the operating system. In fact, that billion dollar target should have been met sooner if Microsoft’s smartphone version of Windows 10 hadn’t failed.
Otherwise, Microsoft is currently working on a new operating system called Windows 10X. This should work on the Surface Neo dual screen tablet. However, due to the pandemic, Microsoft has revised its plans. The Surface Neo has been postponed and Windows 10X is expected to be released on laptops.