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Windows 7: 7 Windows 7 Licenses Sold Every Second Since Launch

03 Jun 2010   #1
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7 Windows 7 Licenses Sold Every Second Since Launch

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Microsoft’s latest Windows client is also the fastest selling operating system in history, having passed the 100 million sold licenses mark in the first six months after launch. Still, there are more interesting statistics to be shared. At Computex in Taipei, Taiwan on June 1st, Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president, Original Equipment Manufacturer Division, revealed that Microsoft had been selling 7 copies of Windows 7 per second since the October 22nd 2009 general availability deadline. Albeit this is nothing more than a coincidence, it still is a very interesting statistics, especially seeing as the Redmond company has continually put together marketing stunts around the number 7 to promote Windows 7.

"There's been over 100 million licenses or PCs sold with Windows 7 since the launch. So far, there's been about seven licenses sold every second since the launch occurred. So, we're seeing phenomenal growth in terms of the PC ecosystem. And the nice thing is, we're seeing more and more variety of types of PCs that are coming out. And I'll come back around to that as we go through,” Guggenheimer stated.
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7 Windows 7 Licenses Sold Every Second Since Launch - Over 100 million copies in total - Softpedia

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05 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

7 a second eh? anyone else think that sounds a little too neat?
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06 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
7 a second eh? anyone else think that sounds a little too neat?
That's what I was thinking.
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06 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

If true, though, that's damn impressive. So much for Jobs and his "the PC is dying" speeches.
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06 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Sounds too good to be true.
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06 Jun 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
7 a second eh? anyone else think that sounds a little too neat?
That's what I was thinking.
The article was published on June 3rd, it's 224 days or 19,353,600 seconds from the launch (counting only full days).

Depending on what they mean with "over 100 million", it could be true. Seven copies sold in every second would make 135,475,200 copies
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06 Jun 2010   #7

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All those XP users who wanted to upgrade, but were put off by Vista. I never used Vista, but from what I gather, it wasn't so bad once they got the driver issues and the service packs out. But the initial bad reviews put many off. Unless Windows 8 is groundbreaking, I don't think we'll see such numbers for it. A Guy
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06 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

7 copies of Windows 7 every second eh?

Between October 22nd 2009 and June 6th 2010 is 227 days

60 Seconds in a minute * 60 Minutes in a hour * 24 Hours in a day = 86,400 Seconds in a day

86,400 Seconds * 227 Days = 19,612,800 Millions of seconds between those two dates.

Take that number; 19,612,800 Millions of seconds * 7 Copies per second = ~137,289,600 copies of Windows 7 sold.
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07 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

At this rate, that would mean after 1 year Windows 7 was released, over 200 million licenses will have been sold. I expect the rate to go higher after Service Pack 1 is released though.
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07 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I read an article the other day that said one windows 7 license was being sold per a second.
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