Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is Windows 7 still popular these days?

31 Mar 2017   #11
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YTBOY83 View Post
Windows 7 is my favorite Micosoft OS. It is awesome.
Not mine. The filing system's a mess. Folders that don't really exist containing files that don't exist. Junction points with folders within folders like a Hall of Mirrors. Links that point to themselves. You get permission to install a setup file, then you're told the decompressed files don't have permission to open. I'm wondering about how the average user who doesn't go to forums for help can install and run their programs. Or maybe they just use whatever programs came with the computer.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
31 Mar 2017   #12
margrave

Windows 10 x64
 
 

What does "popular" mean?
Depending on the interpretation, it could fairly be said that Windows 3.1 is still popular.

So ... yes, Win 7 is popular.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Mar 2017   #13
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

lol... RoWin7 I modify the system permissions(program files, and some of the files and OS folders) to suit my taste and have never had any issues
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Apr 2017   #14
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I don't see how they can calculate Win 10 giveaways. Suppose I blocked those updates, which I did. How can they figure who accepted it and who blocked it if we didn't buy it?
They can't.
IF you look at their methodology stated in their website, they measure usage based on hits on a particular web page, then getting the OS out of the user agent of the browser. Market share is then extrapolated and estimated from those amounts.
Of course that yields an approximated estimate at most, but has several drawbacks.

OSs are counted just by the looking at the user agent declared by the browser, which says nothing about the origin of the installation. Purchased copies, OS that came bundled with the hardware, downgraded from 7/8 though the GWX malware, pirated copies, virtual machines, spoofed user agents, all count the same and the website has no way of telling them apart.
It's important to know that those sites don't tell "market share", but instead actual OS usage, no matter where the OS came from.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2017   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Only Microsoft has the number for sales compared to give away copies of W-10.
A true sales figure of W-10 I don't believe will be coming soon.

Jack
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2017   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Only Microsoft has the number for sales compared to give away copies of W-10.
A true sales figure of W-10 I don't believe will be coming soon.

Jack
If ever. And, considering all the stunts and lying MS has been doing lately, I wouldn't trust any figures they would provide.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2017   #17
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
If ever. And, considering all the stunts and lying MS has been doing lately, I wouldn't trust any figures they would provide.
yup lol...

according to https://news.microsoft.com/bythenumbers/
they say 400 Million devices are running Windows 10... YEAH RIGHT!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2017   #18
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes it is the best windows ever, Thank Goodness I bought the wind 7 32 and 64 bit operating sys back in 2009, so I can always install clean again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2017   #19
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Running Win 7 Pro 64. It's my favorite. I have no plans to go to Win 10 at all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2017   #20
jacky99

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Hmm, I've tried installing Win10, it's a very worst eating much space on my harddisk..
Win10 consume disk space very very greedy.. its worst‼ Then I downgrade back to Win7 x64..very comfortable
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is Windows 7 still popular these days?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
HP promotes Windows 7 PC sales; says they are "back by popular demand"
Source A Guy
News
Popular apps don't bother with Windows defences
Source - Popular apps don't bother with Windows defences • The Register
News
Windows 7 not as popular as I thought...
Not trying to start a heated argument, or lambaste Win7, but I was surprised to see that it's usage is still below Vista, and waaaay below XP. It's funny how the media can make you think that "everybody's" switching to 7! lol :confused: Assuming of course, that my source is accurate:...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Wins Popular Science Award for Windows Touch
More...
News
Windows 7 is popular even as a Beta build
I saw this in E-week magazine. :) It gives an idea of how many people are using Windows 7.
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App