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Windows 7: W10 takes a bite out of W7

06 Aug 2016   #1
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
W10 takes a bite out of W7

W10 gained ~2% and W7 lost ~2% market share in July.

If this keeps up, W10 will overtake W7 early next year.

XP also somehow gained ~0.5%!
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06 Aug 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Seeing 10 was sold as free and shows 20%
I don't see how they would gain another 20+% by the end of next year

Stranger things have happened and they removed quite a few pirate/ illegal copies in the process in this sort time
Seeing 7 is still nearly 50% will be a tough chore to reduce now that 10 is no longer free
Will there be a boom in computer or cell phone/ surfaces sold next year ?
No telling
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07 Aug 2016   #3
Microfix

Windows 7 HP x64 / Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ever wondered what the statistics would have been like if the end-user(s) had to purchase the Windows 10 OS from the 29th July 2015?

Considering Windows 7 was never a free OS, these statistics are somewhat obscured and whoever has transitioned over to 10 (notice the intentional lack of the word UPGRADE) is now stuck with it whether they like it or not (linux distros being the alternative or upgrade which is why MS have an interest in linux, hell their windows update service was layered upon linux based apache servers for years).

Windows 7 was a logical choice from either Windows XP or Windows Vista in the good old days of home computing.
As for Windows 8 and 8.1, this was a sign of things to come via integrated OS malware and ruthless corporate tactics.

So, for me these stats are irrelevant albeit media orchestrated with the intention to mislead.

I do feel for the end-user(s) who fell foul to the GWX campaign without their approval.
I think MS may have long term issues with trust after this campaign.
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07 Aug 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep win-8 was sold as 14.99 I believe when it first came out and didn't go very far
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07 Aug 2016   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
W10 gained ~2% and W7 lost ~2% market share in July.

If this keeps up, W10 will overtake W7 early next year.

XP also somehow gained ~0.5%!
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I can't see any chance of that happening early next year. The rise in July was probably due to some hold outs jumping on the upgrade at the last minute. I think it will take a lot longer than that for 10's market share to get past 7.
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07 Aug 2016   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Seeing 10 was sold as free and shows 20%
I don't see how they would gain another 20+% by the end of next year
W10 only has to gain ~13% to overtake W7, if all of that gain comes from W7's market share (like it effectively did this month).

3 months ago it looked like W10 might overtake W7 in early 2018.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Seeing 7 is still nearly 50% will be a tough chore to reduce now that 10 is no longer free
Aren't OEMs banned from selling W7 (or going to be banned soon)?

I suppose some people might buy (or downgrade to) W8.1.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yep win-8 was sold as 14.99 I believe when it first came out and didn't go very far
IMO, W10 is less annoying to use than the W8 Series.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I can't see any chance of that happening early next year. The rise in July was probably due to some hold outs jumping on the upgrade at the last minute. I think it will take a lot longer than that for 10's market share to get past 7.
August's figure will be interesting.
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07 Aug 2016   #7
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

A buddy sent me this link to an article. Not sure of the reputation of the author as I've never visited the site, but he raised an interesting thought about the sales and adaptation of 10 as a whole

Analysis: Think Microsoft Windows 10 a Big Success? Think Again | Inc.com
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07 Aug 2016   #8
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

lehnerus2000
From the way I understand oems can't sell new windows 7, however they can keep selling refurbished as along as they want. They can probably make a new system into a refurbished system real easy.
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07 Aug 2016   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berkey View Post
A buddy sent me this link to an article. Not sure of the reputation of the author as I've never visited the site, but he raised an interesting thought about the sales and adaptation of 10 as a whole

Analysis: Think Microsoft Windows 10 a Big Success? Think Again | Inc.com
It's an interesting article, but I approach it with a grain of salt. His numbers may be accurate, but there are a couple of grammatical errors in the first two paragraphs (a serious red flag for me that the source may not be as professional as thought, or it is not properly edited and vetted), causing me to question the thoroughness or validity of the research involved. Also, he quotes a statistic from Microsoft with no attribution, basically saying (and I paraphrase) "...some guy at MS told me this..."

However, if the article is accurate, those are certainly some sobering numbers for MS to consider. Maybe things aren't as rosy in the Windows 10 wonderland as they think?
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07 Aug 2016   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Depends

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
However, if the article is accurate, those are certainly some sobering numbers for MS to consider. Maybe things aren't as rosy in the Windows 10 wonderland as they think?
Depends on the exact definition of "success".

Windows 10:
  • Is currently the #2 Desktop OS (in ~1 year)
  • Has exceeded the Peak Market Share of the W8 Series (in ~1 year)
  • Has equalled/exceeded the Peak Market Share of Vista
Those points could be used to argue that W10 is already a success.


OTOH, it will be a very long time before W10 exceeds XP's Peak Desktop OS Market Share (it may never do it).
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