Windows 10 Adoption Already Slowing Down

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  1. Posts : 12,427
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    I went from Win8.1 on 2 Notebooks to Win10 Home, no problem except needing updated drivers for Bluetooth, both available on Dell's site. I Upgraded a Win7 w/SP1 on a Desktop to Win10 Home, no issue at all. I probably will Upgrade another Win7 later on after I determine I no longer need a couple of programs that won't work on Win10 and replacements are typically being slow in coming around.
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  2. Posts : 14,577
    Windows 10 IoT

    I can't see to many that upgraded from Windows 8.1 going back to 10. Other than hardware incompatibility issues. Those that upgraded from Windows 7 that's a whole other story. I would think those are ones more inclined to go back. Especially if they never used Windows 8. Some won't like the change in the GUI and UI all that much. I won't be going back to 8.1 on any of my systems. I'm not all that fond of the Start Menu but I can live with it.
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  3. Posts : 42
    Windows 10

    zooburner said:
    It will be really interesting to see the final figures of course, I only know personally 5 people who upgraded, all of them are now back on their original OS.

    This may not be what it appears, I suspect a few, like me wanted to see what it was like but having found a few bugs or the interface awkward have resorted back to (in my case) Windows 7, and like me may upgrade again after SR1 or a few issues have been sorted out. The main reason they gave for going back was the forced driver updates (that was the one that screwed me also).

    I may invest in a retail version of W10pro at some future date.

    While I haven't seen anyone turn back after installing it. Over 20 machines and everybody kept it. And anyone that had 8 is definitely not going back, but some people with 7 considered it.
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  4. Posts : 42
    Windows 10

    OLDJACK said:
    I changed from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 pro. The upgrade was long and annoying but eventually it worked. I still have problems with WiFi failing and Start Menu failing to show, both of which were fine on Windows 7. I'll give it a couple of months to see if the many patches cure these snags but I'm beginning to feel that Windows 10 wasn't quite ready for issue yet.
    Have you tried going to your manufacturer or motherboard site and getting the latest Windows 10 drivers for your WiFi? I had the same problems on my HP Stream 7. But after installing all the latest drivers for Windows 10, both problems have disappeared.
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  5. Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Nothing new. Same thing happened to Windows 95.

    The Victoria, TX - Advocate newspaper - Sep 8, 1995

    Windows 95 sales fall, but demand holds...

    The Victoria Advocate - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 10 Adoption Already Slowing Down-windows-95-1.jpg
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  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10, 7

    Although I have had good luck installing and running 10 since the beginning of the Insiders Program.
    I will be sticking with Windows 7, and continuing with 10 on my duel boot systems.
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  7. Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Some tips for beating "upgrade anxiety" (Windows XP) - 2001
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive Search

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 25, 2001

    Windows 10 Adoption Already Slowing Down-windows-xp.jpg
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  8. Posts : 78
    Windows 10 Dev

    I had a couple of bad experiences, in the early days of the Insider Program, so I had reverted to W7 HP when the upgrade came, over normal channels.
    I did a clean install, and all is smooth.
    In fact, apart from startup, and the start menu. I completely forget that I'm on W10.
    The stuff I do involves photography, Adobe Lightroom, PS etc, and other photographic software, plus regular browsing, social media, and forums.
    So, as I say, I don't really notice the difference, between 7 and 10 in use.
    I'd like to ask those, who hated it, and went back to 7, what, exactly, they didn't like, or what problems they had?
    What's not to like?, I've even warmed to the start menu tiles. What is it you find so unbearable?
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  9. Posts : 360
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Windows 3.0 sold 800,000 copies in first 2 months, by Jul 1990
    The Bulletin - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 3.0 sold 10-million copies in 2 years, by Apr 1992
    Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 3.1 sold more than 100 million copies by Aug 1995
    Star-News - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 95 copies hit the 1 million sold mark 1 week after release in Aug 1995
    The Spokesman-Review - Google News Archive Search

    Windows XP sold 32 million copies by May 2002 - after 7 months of sales (first sold Oct 25 2001)
    The Victoria Advocate - Google News Archive Search

    Windows Vista sold 20 million copies first month (Mar 2007)
    Eugene Register-Guard - Google News Archive Search

    Windows Vista sold 100 million copies in the first 100 days (May 2007)
    Toledo Blade - Google News Archive Search

    Windows 7 released October 22, 2009 - "In just six months, over 100 million copies had been sold worldwide, increasing to over 630 million licenses by July 2012, and a market share of 60.75% of "desktop operating systems" as of July 2015" - Wikipedia
    Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 8 released October 26, 2012. "Despite these shortcomings, 60 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold through January 2013, a number which included both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new PCs." - Wikipedia
    Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 8.1 released On October 17, 2013. "Market Share - According to Net Applications, the adoption rate in March 2015 for Windows 8.1 was at 10.55%, three times that of the original Windows 8 at 3.52%"- Wikipedia
    Windows 8.1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows 10 released On July 29, 2015. In less than 3 weeks, 53-million installs.
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  10. Posts : 481
    Windows 10 Pro

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    WELL what a surprise -- doesn't anybody understand that whatever it is you can't grow a product at a large rate INDEFINITELY. Plasma TV's, smart phones or whatever -- once a market matures then the initial huge growth rates will come right down.

    Windows 10 has already reached most of the early adopters so of course the progress from here on in WILL be slower.

    A lot of businesses (and investors) still don't understand -- if a product grows at say 20% a year initially it can't grow indefinitely at that rate !!!!.

    So IMO a statement of the obvious.

    Oh yes it can be done, having a large product grow in % a year for many many years. It "just" needs to be a product people buy, use, trash, and buy new next time they want/must use it ... like toilet-paper. Not many are reusing that, I think! The trick is to invent something that has a short livespand and that all people use every day

    But for an OS you are absolutely right. Of course it will slow down after the first big wave is done.
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