One of the most popular versions of Windows in the market at the moment is Windows 10. According to the information provided by Web Analytics firm StatCounter, the Windows 10 operating system managed to achieve 42.78 percent of the desktop market. With this achievement, the company is now successful at edging out the 8-year-old Windows 7 operating system. For those who aren’t aware, Windows 7 scored roughly 41.86 percent. As far as the Indian market is concerned, Windows 7 continues to lead with a whopping 59.38 percent market share, the report by StatCounter reveals. When it comes to Windows 10, the Indian market offers only 17.19 percent.

“Microsoft Windows 10 has managed to reach the milestone more than two years after it was launched,” the report by Gadgets 360 reads. Windows 10 went on to experience a 1.09 percent rise in December 2017. At that time, its market share was about 41.69 percent. On the other hand, Windows 7 suffered a loss of about 0.03 percent. The gap between Windows 10 and Windows 7 is expected to grow in the feature. Many feel that Windows 7 will soon become obsolete, especially after Microsoft pulls its mainstream support for the OS. You need not worry as Windows 7 users will keep receiving security updates until 2020.

Roughly a year back, the difference between Windows 7 and Windows 10 was different. At that time, Windows 7 was a clear winner with over 47.46 percent market share. At the same time, Windows 10 held 32.84 percent. “As for the other versions of Windows, currently, they are all flatlining under 10 percent,” the Gadgets 360 report reads. Meanwhile, Windows 8.1 OS remains the third most popular version of Windows with 8.72 percent overall share. The Windows XP OS holds 3.36 percent market share.


  1. Only because it is now the only Windows OS you can buy. If 7 was still available, Windows 10 wouldnt have a look in. Soon MS will make Windows 10 subscription based and rip everyone off and no one will have any say about it.


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