Windows 10 has finally surpassed Windows 7, at least when it comes to PC gamers on Steam.
Previously, Windows 10 64-bit had become the single most popular strain of OS, but now the total number of Windows 10 users (both 32-bit and 64-bit) has outstripped the total number of Windows 7 gamers (32-bit and 64-bit).
The latest figures show Windows 10 on 42.78 percent, up from 41.69 percent in December 2017. That’s an increase of 1.09 percentage points.
In the same timeframe, Windows 7 lost just 0.03 percentage points, to give it 41.86 percent.
The gap between the two operating systems stands at 0.92 percent, in Windows 10’s favor.
Elsewhere, Windows 8.1 has 8.72 percent share, down 0.44 percentage points, and Windows XP has 3.36 percent share, down 0.24 percentage points.
Why Is Windows 10 Adoption So Slow?
The theory by Forbes’ Ian Morris is that people simply do not like to upgrade their operating system due to the hassle of, say, moving up to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Microsoft, however, has made things much smoother now for Windows 10. In addition, Windows 7 security vulnerabilities are starting to become more prominent.Most people, however, continue to stick with whatever operating system comes with their PC when they purchased it, and there are still a lot of functioning Windows 7 machines across the world.