Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7 as favorite desktop OS

Report: Windows 10 Takes Over Windows 7

Windows 10 overtakes Windows 7

Mac OS X 10.14 sits in third place with 4.73 percent, and Windows XP is fourth with 4.54 percent.

More than 3.5 years after launch, Windows 10 has finally pulled ahead of Windows 7 in terms of overall popularity.

But new Windows 10 installs have continued growing at a strong and steady pace and reached nearly 700 million devices back in May. The OS now runs on more than 700 million devices, including PCs, tablets, phones and Xbox One consoles. That's due to different sites being monitored and different methodologies in handling the data. NetMarketShare sniffs that their session counting trumps the competition because "competing methodologies are not as accurate as using global analytics data". Majority of Window 7 users continue to be enterprise customers, and Microsoft will have to continue pushing these businesses to slowly make the shift to Windows 10.

If you have enabled Windows 10's built-in administrator account, and upgrade from build 1803 to 1809 - that is, the April 2018 Update to the October 2018 update - you will find that a bug has been introduced that disables the account.

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The other important factor here is that Microsoft's extended support window for Windows 7 closes on January 14th, 2020 - just over a year from now. The OS, first released back in 2015, now has more users than Windows 7, according to Net Market Share's latest report.

Linux holds steady at exactly two percent of the market, not including Ubuntu and Chrome OS which are measured separately.

While each measure has its limitations, the fact that both sets of figures show Windows 10 in pole position adds weight to the argument that Windows 10 has surpassed its predecessor on the desktop.

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