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Summary

Windows 7’s days are numbered, however, many users still refuse to upgrade to Windows 10 and over a third of Windows PC users are still on Windows 7. Why? Let’s go to see a report and learn the possible reasons for this situation. Also, related information on Windows 10 update is told to you.

Over a Third of Users Are Still Using Windows 7

Although Windows 7 is nearing its end (Jan 14, 2020), a decade after the OS was launched, many users do not appear to want to give up this operating system.

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According to a report from NetMarketShare on statistics for the desktop OS market in April, Windows 7 owns an astonishing 36.43% of the market share.

Actually, Windows 7 barely dropped at all, moving from 36.52% in March to 36.43% for April, a change of just 0.09%. So far, that is not even a half percentage point drop throughout the whole year.

During the same period, Windows 10 has accounted for 44.1% of the desktop OS market, a small improvement over 43.62% of the market share last month.

operating system share by version in April

That shows a serious problem for Microsoft as Windows 7 users appear to refuse to upgrade to Windows 10. And the migration seems to come from outside Windows (likely macOS usage declining)

Microsoft Is Always Stimulating Windows 10 Update But Windows 7 Users Still Refuse

Microsoft is set to pull the plug on Windows 7 in just eight months time by ending support and security patches for the OS. That might not be enough to let some individuals upgrade to Windows 10.

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However, it could be a serious problem for businesses that use Windows 7 since they might risk losing sensitive information to malicious attacks due to the end of crucial security updates.

In 2017, WannaCry malware infected hundreds of organizations, which became a problem for the millions of diehard Windows XP users. This attack was so devastating that Microsoft was forced to release an update for Windows XP long after it stopped the support for the OS.

To avoid a similar situation, Microsft has been aggressively pushing users to upgrade to Windows 10. Recently, it has started turning up the pressure with pop-up messages declaring that “support for Windows 7 is nearing the end” in no uncertain terms.

support for Windows 7 is nearing an end

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However, the report from NetMarketShare shows that users are not budging. Why do Windows 7 users refuse Windows 10 update?

There are several reasons for this phenomenon:

  1. It could be a hassle for large businesses that have already deployed Windows 7 across their systems to make the change.
  2. Windows 7 is a damn good operating system and people like it since it works very well and covers users’ need well.
  3. For individual users, Windows 7 is familiar and simple but Windows 10 may lack.
  4. Some users may also have a bad taste in their mouth after Windows 8, a failure of Microsoft on the touch-focused experiment that introduced the tile interface seen on Windows 10.

Verdict

With the October 2018 Update, Windows 10 is more secure and useful than ever. And its introducing features can genuinely save your time and frustration, as well as focus on work.

Certainly, there is always room for improvement. But with a series of constant updates, it is better than it has ever been. We suggest that you should not refuse to upgrade to Windows 10 but switch to this new OS.

Tip: Before upgrading to Windows 10, you had better back up your current OS and some important files so that you can roll back to the previous Windows version or recover lost files after an update. To do that, MiniTool ShadowMaker, professional Windows backup software is recommended.
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