Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are now hesitating to upgrade to Windows 10!

Microsoft launched its new Windows 10 operating system on July 29th, 2015 and has very recently divulged to the media that over 75 million devices are now working on its new OS platform.

The world’s largest software firm has also revealed to the world that over 53% of its said user share was gained through the free upgrade strategy offered by Microsoft to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.

But according to Irish research firm StatCounter, the growth has flattened from early September this year and that is due to number of concerns over Windows 10.

StatCounter revealed that Windows 10 usage share which was nearly 6.6% last week has dropped to 5.7% early this week. The Irish based research firm also states that the usage numbers of Windows 10 have steadied in the past couple of weeks and may fail to pick-up in this year.

The top reason for observing a drop in Windows 10 adoption is touted to be privacy concern. It is already official that Microsoft has the ability to spy on its user PCs using Windows 10 OS. Though, many say that this feature can be disabled, there is no strong evidence that Microsoft will stop spying by just disabling this feature.

For this reason, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are now hesitating to go for the free upgrade to Windows 10. All these users want to wait till this year end and after seeing the latest developments on pros and cons of using Win 10, want to go for an upgrade.

Some, especially from Asian and Australian continent want to utilize the free upgrade feature from early next year, in order to avoid any kind of aftermath compunctions.

However, Microsoft has made it clear that it will only entertain its free OS upgrade stuff till May 2016 and thereafter users need to purchase Windows 10 available through different platforms.

Remember, all Windows 7 operating system will only get support till 2017 and Windows 8.1 till late 2019. After that you will be left with no other choice, except to upgrade to the new Windows 10.

So, sooner or later you have to upgrade to Microsoft’s new Win 10 OS.

Note- Microsoft has made it official that its new OS Windows 10 will remain intact till next 10 years, as the company intends not to launch a new OS platform till 2025. However, it will offer regular upgrades for every 1-2 years like how it offered Windows 8.1 after a few months time of its Windows 8 release.

Also read——

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Windows 10 free upgrade offers these following problems?

Is Windows 10 not for law firms, financial services and healthcare sector?


2 thoughts on “Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are now hesitating to upgrade to Windows 10!

  1. Windows 7 will only lose mainstream support, not extended support; this means that Windows 7 will still receive security updates, but not a lot more, such as fancy new features. Windows 7 and indeed 8 should be viable for a very long time yet. So, don’t panic!

    As for having no other choice, that’s technically, at least for some, not necessarily true. Although various versions of Linux on various hardware has been almost nothing but a pain for me, there is at least Linux as an option, if you’re lucky enough to get it working without it throwing a mental at you whenever you want to do something simple.

    If you’re flush with cash and feel like spending arguably unnecessary amounts for an OS by what is apparently quite a strict, controlling company, there’s a Mac. I know, I know, most of us would probably rather Windows; you and me both.

    Anywho, as for the privacy concern, I’m in exactly that boat. I’m steering very, very clear of Microsoft’s new OS, and to be honest, if Linux actually worked, I’d probably just leave Microsoft to their toys, because I’m getting sick and tired of their antics; they seem to care more about what they want than want the actual customer wants, which is bad business, as far as I’m concerned!

    1. Joe,

      I totally agree with your comment. And nowadays, Mac OS is being supported by all software’s and so going for it, in place of windows makes true sense. But the cost part of Apple products still haunts though.

      And also i concur with your conclusion that MS is playing tricks in offering products of its choice, rather than customers choice. May be it wants to lock down its customers to its product in future. The software giant is on a mission of making its users buy each and every software of it from now on. No more free usage alternatives from now on i guess. Windows 10 doesn’t entertain all this stuff and so if Microsoft succeeds in loading its new win 10 os on all the machines using Windows OS in the world, then it may succeed in making its users buy the software updates in future……so huge revenue in the offing!

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