Windows 7 is one of Microsoft’s best rated operating systems. In fact, in spite of the constant attempts of Microsoft so that its users are updated to Windows 10, these are reluctant to change the version of Windows.
Stats of using Windows
According to a study conducted by NetMarketShare on the use of operating systems in April 2019, the use of Windows 10 hardly evolved from 43.62% to 44.1%.
However, this slight increase does not respond to migrations from Windows 7 to Windows 10 as expected, but comes from Mac users who have moved to Windows.
In contrast, the use of Windows 7 remains with a slight drop in users, going from 36.52% in March to 36.43% in April
Windows 7 Stop Technical Support
All this happens in a context in which Microsoft has already announced that Windows 7 will stop having technical support from January 2020.
In other words, as of that date, no more updates for Windows 7 will be released, no more security patches will be developed, and compatibility failures will not be resolved.
This leaves a situation of vulnerability to all users who still remain in this operating system. One of the biggest fears of Microsoft is that the situation that already lived a few years ago with the death more than announced Windows XP, in which users continued using their operating system time after its official closure.
Windows 7 Unexpected Failures
One of the main arguments that keep users in Windows 7 is the fear of experiencing unexpected failures during frequent Windows updates, causing them to lose data or other problems. Another reason is the controversy about the privacy of Windows 10.
Windows 7 part of a Windows concept as a product, so it is enabled to work autonomously.
On the other hand, Windows 10 is conceived as a service keeping in constant evolution to offer a better service to its users. For this it is necessary to collect some data on the use of the computer, something that everyone does not like.
In any case, if Microsoft does not encourage the migration of Windows 7 to Windows 10 from this large mass of users, it is committed to repeating the situation that it already experienced with Windows 10.