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Windows 7: 66% of all Windows users still use Windows XP

03 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
66% of all Windows users still use Windows XP

"Almost one year after the introduction of Windows 7 it appears that the hype surrounding it has faded. The overall market share of Windows has turned into a slight decline again. Windows 7 is gaining share, but cannot keep pace with the loss of Windows XP and Vista. Especially Windows XP users seem to be happy with what they have and appear to be rather resistant to Microsoft's pitches that it is time to upgrade to Windows 7."

Slashdot Story | 66% of All Windows Users Still Use Windows XP

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2010   #2


What a shame!
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03 Oct 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Wonder if there are any statistics comparing the migration from 98/ME/2000 to XP. As I recall, XP had some serious issues during its first year of release that weren't corrected until SP1 came out.
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03 Oct 2010   #4

Windows Seven x64

Give it time and eventually that old XP will keel over...

Then they'll have to upgrade...
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04 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 32bit RTM

its their loss not mine !
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04 Oct 2010   #6

openSUSE 13.1 64bit

I'd like to see a breakdown of homeusers vs business users as I believe that the percentage of home users sticking to XP is probably lower whereas a lot of business's are hanging onto there old XP setups.
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04 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

MS should have stopped releasing updates for XP but they will continue till 2014
XP should be killed
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04 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

...which means 66% of users are hackable. MUHAHAHAHHA!! Just kidding. It's like I know how to exploit XP. But seriously, of those 66%, I' pretty sure at least 30% still runs on SP2.
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04 Oct 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Wow, seems to be a lot of XP hate going on here. I for one am glad they are still supporting it. I'm on a fixed income and can't afford to upgrade every PC I own to the latest and greatest OS when they come out. It took me a long time to acquire them and I'd like to get the most use out of them as I realistically can. They wouldn't run windows 7 even if I could afford it. You could argue that XP isn't as secure as Vista or windows 7 and thus should be shelved, but keep in mind that a large majority of that 66% will likely keep on trucking with XP patched or not. Do you really want that? I don't. Eventually that old hardware will die and people will have to buy new. New system with new OS. XP will eventually just fad into the sunset, I don't see the need to take it out behind the shed and shoot it though. Just my 2 cents, not meant to offend anybody so if I did my apologies.
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04 Oct 2010   #10

Windows Seven

It remind me about a lot of supermarkets and other kind of shops using arcaic cobol systems in old win98 computers and sounds crazy but they are happy with this ****
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