Windows 10 Finally Pulls Ahead of Windows 7

Windows 10 Finally Pulls Ahead of Windows 7

Celebrations at Microsoft will, however, be muted, since there are only 12 months left to get those Windows 7 hold-outs onto the preferred version 10 platform. Staring with deleting user's files on upgrade - and now a new posting from Technet suggests that upgrading your computer from Windows 10 version 1803 to Windows 10 version 1809 could disable your local administrator account.

It is interesting to note that Windows XP is still listed in the rankings, with 4.54% market share.

The report shows Windows 10 topping the desktop operating system share with 40.86 per cent with Windows 7 trailing at 36.37 per cent in December.

Even though these figures are not official, this is still a big achievement for Microsoft. At the beginning of the year, market share sat at 34.29 and 42.39 percent for Windows 10 and Windows 7, respectively. Considered as the biggest-ever update to Microsoft's PC software, Windows 10 came with a refreshed UI and a range of smart features. In an update to the build's list of known issues, Microsoft this week confirmed that the fix also had the effect of breaking both Windows Defender Application Guard and Windows Sandbox (via OnMSFT).

Three years after launch, Microsoft Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 in market share

For the first time since its launch in the middle of 2015, Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has taken the top spot as the most-installed version of Windows, and therefore the most common OS in the world. The company predicted Windows 10 will run on a billion devices by 2018.

In the middle of past year, Microsoft said that Windows 10 was running on almost 700 million devices each month.

By comparison, 26.08% of users on Steam are on Windows 7 (64 bit).

The stats tracker analyses usage across thousands of websites, from around 100 million sessions each month.

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