Sad But True: Windows 7 is Still More Popular Than Windows 10

Ever since the launch of Windows 10, the OS was expected to surpass Windows 7 in terms of users. It was off to a rough start with the automatic update issue and other hitches.

The rivalry between the two operating systems continues to build, and in the latest report by StatCounter (analyst firm), Windows 7 is still the king amongst Microsoft operating systems. However, the race for the top position between Windows 7 and 10 is a close one.

Back in October 2017, it appeared that Windows 10 would surpass Windows 7 by November. Remarkably, the forecast proved to be wrong, but the gap between them got narrower over time. In December, it was projected that Windows 10 would ultimately claim the top position but to everyone’s surprise, it did not happen either.

By The Numbers

It is pertinent to state that there is hardly any difference between the two operating systems in terms of the overall userbase. Windows 7 still dominates the Windows ecosystem, followed closely by Windows 10.

In December 2017, Windows 10 users grew by as much as 0.33% in comparison to Windows 7 which fell by 0.62%. As a result, Windows 7 just managed to pass Windows 10 with a 41.89% share in comparison to Windows 10’s 41.69%.

Despite previous predictions not coming true, Windows 10 is still expected to overtake Windows 7 in the upcoming months.

Windows OS Marketshare

Here’s how the other Windows iterations stack up against Windows 10 and Windows 7:

  • Windows 7 – 41.89% (decreased 0.62%)
  • Windows 10 – 41.69% (grew 0.33%)
  • Windows 8.1 – 9.16% (up 0.13%)
  • Windows XP – 3.6% (down 0.06%)
  • Windows 8 – 2.86% (fell 0.19%)
  • Windows Vista – 0.7% (increased 0.03%)

Windows Vista is still alive and so is Windows XP, but the latter is an actually a good operating system compared to the former. None of the Windows operating systems changed much in terms of users except for Windows 7 and 10.

Do you still use Windows XP? Let us know which operating system you prefer in the comments.

Via Betanews

A techie, Overwatch and Street Fighter enthusiast, and Sub Editor at ProPakistani.


  • Xahid

    Actually, Windows 7 is still king because it does not required modern hardware.

  • Asim

    .Windows 7 is the best. I disn’t upgrade to Windows 10 even when it was free. And I had made a good decision

    • Ali Hasan

      Without even using windows 10,lol…
      Try it, but don’t go for those DVDs which has beta builds, download the latest from Microsoft site.

    • Muhammad Kamran

      Then you will never feel the taste of modern apps.

  • Shehzad_6

    I used licensed win7 for 5 years, found absolutely no problem at all. No hanging, no re installing, no crash, nothing. I started using win10, 4 months back and have no problem at all so far. To me, win10 seems, not much, but better than 7 in terms of user interface and features.

  • Muhammad Areeb

    window vista wale pakistanis hi hon ge aur xp to bht logon k pas hei

    • FuriousNinja

      Yep, especially schools because the staff isn’t bothered to run the latest OS rather they ll use already preinstalled one from the market and that one is mostly Vista/7 or XP.

  • Plast0000

    Vista ain’t bad tbh (as long as you install updates)

    from those stats, 10 is so close to domination just give it a 1-3 month duration

  • Abdal Pti

    sad keon? Microsoft mein hisaydari hia kia, agar kisi ka w7 say ya xp say kaam chal sakta hia tou wo wohi istmaal karey ga, jis tarah bohut say loog afford kar sakny kay bawajood har saal new model ka phone nahi laytey kieon k wo un ki zaroorut nahi,

  • Abdal Pti

    sad keon? Microsoft mein hisaydari hia kia, agar kisi ka w7 say ya xp say kaam chal sakta hia tou wo wohi istmaal karey ga, jis tarah bohut say loog afford kar sakny kay bawajood har saal new model ka phone nahi laytey kieon k wo un ki zaroorut nahi,

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  • TiredOfThisShit

    Still rocking WINXP and WIN7 and lovin’ it!!!

    WIN10 is spyware and made for touch-interface-happy kids, not keyboard/mouse wielding professionals.

    • Wali Khan

      Agreed,
      Windows 10 is for touch-interface.