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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

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