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Windows 7: 400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

13 Jul 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I think Windows 7 is great, hated Vista, but still hanker after XP SP3 as it had impressive performance and stability.

My grandson still uses XP SP3 on a computer with 1GB RAM and hasn't the slightest interest in looking at another operating system until the time comes to replace his computer.


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13 Jul 2011   #12
DalekOverSeer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

sweet. i'd happily take a dollar per copy sold
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13 Jul 2011   #13
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@digitalrurouni

Lol, completely true, everytime I use Ubuntu to fix a problem with Windows (Live CD) I get really jealous that I can't use this as my main OS. Its only gaming and Steam which is Win-Mac only (I'm a gamer) that keeps me from doing so...
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13 Jul 2011   #14
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I think Windows 7 is great, hated Vista, but still hanker after XP SP3 as it had impressive performance and stability.

My grandson still uses XP SP3 on a computer with 1GB RAM and hasn't the slightest interest in looking at another operating system until the time comes to replace his computer.
That is actually quite smart of your grandson. There is no way Windows 7 would run half as near as good as XP is running with those kinds of resources. If however he were to try something like Damn Small Linux or one Lubuntu, then he might even enjoy his computing experience even more. Just a suggestion
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14 Jul 2011   #15
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

MS does not realy care at this point they are going to ramp up starting in the spring for windows 8. 400 Million means they want to see 400 million upgrades.
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14 Jul 2011   #16
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitalrurouni View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I think Windows 7 is great, hated Vista, but still hanker after XP SP3 as it had impressive performance and stability.

My grandson still uses XP SP3 on a computer with 1GB RAM and hasn't the slightest interest in looking at another operating system until the time comes to replace his computer.
That is actually quite smart of your grandson. There is no way Windows 7 would run half as near as good as XP is running with those kinds of resources. If however he were to try something like Damn Small Linux or one Lubuntu, then he might even enjoy his computing experience even more. Just a suggestion
That is because XP is not a resourceful as Windows 7 and will run on even 256MB RAM about the same amount found in a Tablet - But Windows 7 is Stable with the appropriate hardware
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18 Jul 2011   #17
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Take that apple!!!!!!
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18 Jul 2011   #18
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smsff7 View Post
Impressive, I wonder if that counts copies from MSDN or MSDNAA?

Also I look forward to seeing it Window 8 can match that.
The number counts licenses sold, so we would probably be looking at them counting business licensing for Windows (SA renewal this OS cycle and new license contracts), OEM sales, retail purchases, and upgrades (online or off). I don't know if Technet or MSDN licenses would count, only because even a basic (non-library) license for either covers more than just one version of the supported OSes, including servers, and I'd bet licenses are only in the single-digit or tens of millions anyway. Given that these numbers (MSDN and Technet licenses) aren't retail (or even able to be used for anything but testing according to their EULAs for each agreement), they wouldn't be able to be tracked as official sales anyway - that's the main reason I would think these are not included.
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18 Jul 2011   #19
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

not to mention the pirated ones
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19 Jul 2011   #20
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Pirated ones would not count ... I think they just check the amount of Activations not individual sales

Pirated ones should not activate
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