Surprise, Surprise: Windows 7 Up, Windows 10 Down in Latest Steam Numbers

We’re only a month and a half away from the moment Windows 7 will receive its last updates, so most people would expect the market share of this operating system to continue decreasing as more users make the switch to Windows 10.

But according to Valve data for its Steam gaming platform, Windows 7 is actually growing in terms of share, while Windows 10, the operating system that everyone should be moving to for uninterrupted support and security updates, goes down.

Specifically, the 64-bit version of Windows 10 dropped 2 percent last month, Valve says, reaching 74.23 percent. Windows 7 64-bit, on the other hand, increased 2.43 percent to 18.47 percent.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that Windows 7 can regain the leader position, but it’s without a doubt a sign that not everyone is willing to give up on the 2009 operating system despite the approaching end-of-support deadline. Windows 10 will continue to increase its share gradually, there’s no doubt about it, but at… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.