As Windows 7 is getting closer to its end of support deadline, more and more enterprise users have already started to switch to Windows 10.
According to the NetMarketShare report for the month of October, there was a significant drop in the market share of Windows 7 as a result of this change. The market share of Windows 7 dropped to around 26.90%. However, Windows 10 dominated the market with a 55% share. It was a clear indication that Windows 7 users started upgrading their systems.
However, the November 2019 Netmarketshare stats may not be encouraging for Microsoft. As we have just a month left before Microsoft ends its Windows 7 support, a good number of Windows 7 users are still using it. The data provided by NetMarketShare reveals that Windows 10 and Windows 7 market share still stays firm at around 54% and 27% during November as well.
Furthermore, it is pretty much possible that a similar trend would continue in December. It is evident that Windows 7 users are still experiencing problems when it comes to switching to the latest version. Moreover, others are still hesitant to abandon Windows 7.
Many Windows 7 Devices May Miss The Deadline
It seems like Microsoft still has to come up with a strategy to convince those users who are not ready to move. If Microsoft succeeds in its goal, those users have only one month before Microsoft pulls the plug.
It is worth noting that the end of support doesn’t mean that your Windows 7 system is going to die after Jan. 14. There are still a couple of options that can allow you to continue using your existing devices. You can purchase a paid ESU program.
Furthermore, it is also necessary to keep your antivirus product fully up-to-date to avoid malware attacks. You can block malicious actors through a properly-configured firewall. However, it is a time consuming process. Thus, it is highly recommended that you upgrade your systems as soon as possible.
If you are one of those who are afraid of the Windows 10 update process and bugs, Microsoft has a solution to that as well. The company is completely streamlining its update process. The Redmond giant is now more focused on performance improvements and bug fixes as compared to the past.