Windows 7 Gets More Users Despite the Imminent Launch of Windows 8.1

New statistics show that Windows 7 continuously increases its market share

By on October 1st, 2013 09:08 GMT

Windows 7 continues to be the number one operating system in the world, even though Microsoft is getting ready to introduce the new 8.1 OS update.

The latest set of figures provided by market researcher Net Applications indicates that Windows 7 is now powering 46.43 percent of computers worldwide, still ahead of Windows XP and Windows 8.

While Windows 8 and 8.1 are both expected to steal some users from previous versions of the operating system, Windows 7 has actually improved its user base, most likely thanks to the fact that more consumers are giving up Windows XP in the favor of a newer platform.

Windows 7 had a market share of 45.63 percent in August 2013, while Windows XP was still running on 33.66 percent of the desktop PCs worldwide during the same month. XP’s market share fell to 31.41 percent in September, so this could be one of the reasons why Windows 7 increased its share.

As you most likely know by now, Microsoft is set to unveil the new Windows 8.1 on October 18, with Windows 8 adopters to be allowed to download it for free from the Store.

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