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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,646
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Adoption Already Slowing Down


    Windows 10 was launched with much fanfare on July 29, and given the fact that during the same day Microsoft also allowed Windows 7 and 8.1 users to start downloading the new operating system free of charge as a direct upgrade, its market share skyrocketed in just a few hours

    As The Reg points out, in the first week on the market, Windows 10 managed to increase its share by 177 percent, jumping from 1.36 percent to 3.78 percent. The biggest market share of Windows 10 was achieved last week when it reached 4.95 percent, but statistics show that the growth of the operating system is slowing down already.

    It's no secret that in the first days of availability, Windows 10 created some sort of online craze thanks to the free upgrade offer, and there were reports that it even slowed down the Internet in some parts of the world, so it's no surprise that so many people installed it.
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  2.    17 Aug 2015 #2

    labeeman said: View Post
    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.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 181
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #3

    Many large organizations would wait until the coast is clear and most of the bugs have been worked out before migrating to Windows 10. Enterprises have a lot more at stake when an OS doesn't behave properly.

    Give it at least six months before we can conclude anything from the trend. I suspect Windows 10 will be at least as popular as Windows 7. Microsoft has the knack of releasing a popular OS every other version, and since Windows 8 was a dud, Windows 10 should be a winner.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       17 Aug 2015 #4

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    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.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center 64 bit
       17 Aug 2015 #5

    How many have already gone back to windows 7or 8, I know a few people that didn't like it one bit and went back within the first week of having 10.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RTM
       17 Aug 2015 #6

    All the early adopters are done. At least, that would be my guess as to the high adoption rates early on. I know several people running 7 or 8.1 who did the whole "Get Windows 10" bit on their PCs, but they have not received their upgrade yet. Probably non-qualified drivers holding back some of these upgrades.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Win7 Ultimate
       17 Aug 2015 #7

    satchmo said: View Post
    Many large organizations would wait until the coast is clear and most of the bugs have been worked out before migrating to Windows 10. Enterprises have a lot more at stake when an OS doesn't behave properly.

    Give it at least six months before we can conclude anything from the trend. I suspect Windows 10 will be at least as popular as Windows 7. Microsoft has the knack of releasing a popular OS every other version, and since Windows 8 was a dud, Windows 10 should be a winner.
    I'm nervous as hell in switching all my work systems over to W10. ...just not looking forward to it. I plan to wait 90 days and reassess my network before I pull the trigger. Right now, I don't even think 90 days will be enough.

    Time will tell.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 260
    Windows 7 (SP1)
       17 Aug 2015 #8

    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.

    Zoo
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Windows 10 x64
       17 Aug 2015 #9

    zooburner said: View Post
    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).
    It would be interesting to get a sense not only of how many people switched back to their previous OS but why. So far I've only had one customer revert (back to Windows 7) and that was because the person simply could not tolerate any change. I've seen this before when doing maintenance on computers that some customers can't tolerate even a misplaced desktop icon. It also depends on whether or not a person was happy with their OS to begin with; if they had and hated "8" it seems much less likely that they would revert back to it. On the other hand desktop users who were/are happy with "7" may not see enough benefit with 10 to deal with the learning curve (minimal though it may be). Just speculating over my morning coffee
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    win7
       17 Aug 2015 #10

    Well, I'm one of those who tried Win10 and didn't like it. I reverted back to Win7 and I like it even more now.
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