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Windows 10 Desktop market share surpasses 25% in January 2017

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Windows 10 grew more than twice for a year

Microsoft’s Windows 10 continues to increase its presence around the globe, boosted by OEMs developing new PCs and 2-in-1s with Windows 10 pre-installed. While in January 2016, Windows 10 was on less than 12% of the active Desktop machines, a year ago, in January 2017, Windows 10 is installed on 25.3% of the computers, according to the latest numbers from NetMarketShare.

Desktop OS January 2017

According to the stats, Windows 7 is still the most popular Desktop OS with a 47.2% share, down from 52.4% in January 2016. Windows XP is also relatively popular at 9.17%, followed by Windows 8.1 at 6.9%. All Windows distributions combined are running on 91.4% of the Desktop computers, while Apple’s OSX is only on 6.3% of the machines.

In the meantime, Windows 10 is becoming the first OS in some of the developed markets, according to Stats Counter. In the UK, North America and Scandinavia, Windows 10 is already more popular than Windows 7. However, in most second and third world countries, Windows 10 is growing at a much slower pace, and Windows 7 is far from being surpassed.