Microsoft is no longer delivering feature updates to Windows 7,
but the company is supporting the operating system with
security patches. The support for the decade-old operating
system will end on January 14th, 2020, and Microsoft has been
actively promoting Windows 10 for businesses and consumers.
Windows 10 is full of fancy new features like Cortana, Windows
Timeline, Action Center, and the redesigned Start menu. But
despite the fancy features and improved security, not everyone
is willing to make the jump to Windows 10 and give up on
According to market share report, Windows 7 still holds 26% of
desktop operating system market share.
NetMarketShare’s December 2019 data revealed that Windows 7 is
at 26.64% of the market, while Windows 10 holds 54.62% of the
market and Apple’s macOS X 10.15 comes in third place with
The data provided by StatCounter also shows that Windows 7 has
declined and Windows 10 improved its share in December 2019.
However, this isn’t necessarily good news as Windows 7 was
still running on 26.79% of the desktop in December. According
to StatCounter, Windows 10 market share increased to 65.4%.
Windows 7 won’t die overnight and users will still use the OS
after January 14th, 2020, and enterprises are likely to
purchase custom support for another year.
Many Windows 7 users won’t be joining the Windows 10 party
anytime soon. Some users have concerns about forced Windows 10
updates, while some are worried about botched Windows Updates.
Many users simply don’t like the modern user interface and
experience of Windows 10.
Windows 7 may have had fewer update issues and better privacy,
but browsing the internet on a PC with a discontinued operating
system makes you vulnerable to security issues.
After January 14, 2019, users need to start thinking about
finally moving on from Windows 7.