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    Users Will Continue to Install Windows 7 Despite W10

    Users Will Continue to Install Windows 7 Despite W10


    Posted: 21 Jan 2015

    Microsoft puts all hopes on Windows 10 as far as its plans to maintain its desktop domination and expand into the mobile sector are concerned, but analysts around the world are skeptical that the company would manage to convince users to switch.

    Back in 2012, when Microsoft officially introduced Windows 8, most people switched to Windows 7 in order to avoid the confusion that the new OS created.

    And now that Windows 10 is ready to hit the market, Windows 7 will continue to remain the number one alternative for those who aren't satisfied with the modern OS, Richard Edward, principal analyst, Enterprise Mobility & Productivity at Ovum, explains.

    Microsoft must give users a reason to upgrade, he says, adding that today's press event is critical to the long-term success of the new operating system.
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    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    21 Jan 2015


  1. Posts : 22,741
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       #1

    I'm not surprised in the least bit. Win7 while outdated is still a very good OS for many who just want to run apps/programs and just get work done. Win10 is great so far but I can see why some would stick with a known vs an unknown.

    Just my 2c, YMMV as usual
    Jeff
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  2. Posts : 696
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       #2

    I'm not surprised in the least bit. Win7 while outdated is still a very good OS for many who just want to run apps/programs and just get work done. Win10 is great so far but I can see why some would stick with a known vs an unknown.

    Just my 2c, YMMV as usual
    Jeff
    Agreed !

    I'm not surprised. Windows 7 is surely a very good OS, and still supports most of modern techs. I have many relatives and friends that avoided Windows 8/8.1 and decided to keep Windows 7 or moved from XP/Vista to it. Now things won't be much different, except by the fact that Windows 10 is being more accepted by the average users than Windows 8 was at that time.

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  3. Posts : 372
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       #3

    Concur.
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  4. Posts : 22,741
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       #4

    Rickkins said:
    Concur.
    Care to elaborate on that thought??
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  5. Posts : 11,171
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       #5

    Hi there

    Maybe - but there are some excellent new features that users could quite easily adopt without changing the way they work. IMO the major considerations will be PRICE and EASE OF MIGRATION.

    Incidentally the sale of Laptops last XMAS surprised most analysts and there is evidence that the popularity of basic Slabs (i.e non convertible type tablets) is waning quite fast. Expect new laptops to be sold with a possible FREE upgrade to W10.

    There might also be some introductory offers for W7==>W10 updaters too just to get the ball rolling.

    I've found once you actually SHOW the OS to some even quite diehard W7 users they quite like it --I don't expect W7 to stay in an "XP" like situation as pretty well anything that runs on W7 seems to run on W10.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 372
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    BunnyJ said:
    Rickkins said:
    Concur.
    Care to elaborate on that thought??
    I agree. Win 7 will remain a major choice for many. Win 10 has a major hurdle to overcome if it wants to succeed. Win 7 was an excellent OS and that's what happens when you produce such a great OS.

    Bet Microsoft won't make that mistake again...
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  7. Posts : 22,741
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    Rickkins said:
    BunnyJ said:
    Rickkins said:
    Concur.
    Care to elaborate on that thought??
    I agree. Win 7 will remain a major choice for many. Win 10 has a major hurdle to overcome if it wants to succeed. Win 7 was an excellent OS and that's what happens when you produce such a great OS.

    Bet Microsoft won't make that mistake again...
    Thanks.. Win7 is still one of my favorite OS's. I like Win10 so far but we should find out a lot more sometime today when the next build comes out.

    Jeff
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  8. Posts : 302
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       #8

    Honestly, you'd have to be a broken doorknob to refuse Windows 10 for 7 at this point, there's no logical argument, other than of course soft/hardware compatibility issues.
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  9. Posts : 50
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       #9

    I never liked Windows 7. It's fine if you want to live in the last decade.

    I loved 8/8.1 and I fully expect 10 to be awesome.
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