Windows 7 users aren't budging, despite free Windows 10 upgrade

Report states Windows 7 users are refusing to upgrade to Windows 10, despite free offer.

Published Mon, Dec 7 2015 2:25 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

Windows 10 has been offered as a limited time free upgrade since its launch in July, but it isn't doing much to move Windows 7 users over to the new operating system, according to a report by analytics company Net Applications.

Windows 7 users aren't budging, despite free Windows 10 upgrade |

The report states Windows 7 usage was about 61% in July, dipping only to 57.7% in August (September saw 56.5%, October 55.7%, and November 56.1%). Suddenly Microsoft's aggressive approach makes more sense.

Meanwhile, Windows 10 usage was 7.9% in October and rose to 9% in November. It's said adoption has been slowed by "sluggish" sales of new computers, which come with Windows 10 pre-installed.


Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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