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Windows 8 Keeps Gaining Users As the 8.1 Launch Nears

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    Recaptured is an interesting choice of words. When laptops break, they need to be replaced. Some will move to tablets.

    Anybody who needs a laptop gets windows on it. ( Except for the few who can afford a Mac).

    The additional difficulty for MS seems to be those who fancy replacing an aging but still working machine. They aren't buying something with 8 on it, preferring to stick with what they have.

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

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    According to NetMarketShare, last month there was:
    • A big drop in XP usage (~4%)
    • A surge in W7 usage (~3%)
    • A jump in W8 usage (~1.5%)

    Businesses upgrading to W7?

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  3. #13


    Toronto
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Hi Everyone,

    The true fact here now that it really looks like Microsoft is in really big trouble, Windows 7 will hold up for a few more years... No one will be touching Windows 8.1 face the fact...

    Mr Bill Gates has been reported that Microsoft is facing lots of $$$ and other problems and if this doesn't get resolved in the very near future, Microsoft will have to make some major change in where Microsoft will be in the very near future, and I suspect the end of Microsoft is right around the corner...
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  4. #14


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    The true fact here now that it really looks like Microsoft is in really big trouble, Windows 7 will hold up for a few more years... No one will be touching Windows 8.1 face the fact...
    Oh Reaally!

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    I will. (be using 8)

    and this is Server 2012 start screen

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  5. #15


    Delaware, USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    I suspect the end of Microsoft is right around the corner...
    Not bloody likely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post

    The true fact here now that it really looks like Microsoft is in really big trouble, Windows 7 will hold up for a few more years... No one will be touching Windows 8.1 face the fact...
    Remember when Vista did such a belly-flop, a few years back, and MS was desperately scrambling to keep customers by offering them free "downgrades" back to XP? I think lots of folks have been hanging back from W8, wondering if they were going to do a similar about-face. But it's clear by now that MS is moving forward with 8, and putting some good R&D muscle behind it. That, and the improving mood of us early-adopters has to have an effect. People are often afraid of change, especially when it comes in a weird-looking package.
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  6. #16


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think a lot of xp users are in China.
    Maybe but I run into them all the time where I live, suburb of San Diego. More XP than anything else.

    I think this increase in 8, may be people realizing 8 is actually Great! But if the increase in "Users" is merely reflecting people who bought Machines WITH 8, they are definitely not accounting for "Format C:" on the new PC/Laptop and "Setup.exe" on the windows 7 install disk, IN the PC/Laptop!

    I urge people with brand new 8 Laptops to not do this, because they lose important functions when they find out that it can't be installed into 7. Like their Power Functions, and Fn Key Combos. It doesn't matter much with PCs, PCs can live without the fancy Key Combos, but they are part of the fabric of the laptop, especially Touchpads with Gestures- Those all stop working once 7 is installed.
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    I suspect the end of Microsoft is right around the corner...
    Not bloody likely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post

    The true fact here now that it really looks like Microsoft is in really big trouble, Windows 7 will hold up for a few more years... No one will be touching Windows 8.1 face the fact...
    Remember when Vista did such a belly-flop, a few years back, and MS was desperately scrambling to keep customers by offering them free "downgrades" back to XP? I think lots of folks have been hanging back from W8, wondering if they were going to do a similar about-face. But it's clear by now that MS is moving forward with 8, and putting some good R&D muscle behind it. That, and the improving mood of us early-adopters has to have an effect. People are often afraid of change, especially when it comes in a weird-looking package.

    DJ, back during the Vist-Poop fiasco, debacle, whatever ya wanna call it, MS actually listened to us and they took the coolest stuff from Vista and built it in to a USABLE OS, Windows 7. They did this within a year of Vistblecch's release. But they didn't bother hearing what we really wanted this time, and they made 8.1 and pushed it that much farther, as if they WANT people to stop using windows.

    The reason why 7 was such a success, is that we as users did not feel cheated like we do with 8.1. And believe me, 8.1 is a cheat. So we can't keep our attention on 8 any longer, 8.1 will tell the tale, and if I am reading my public right, then the reaction to Vista was minor compared to what will happen when the real 8.1 comes out.
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  8. #18


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    The true fact here now that it really looks like Microsoft is in really big trouble, Windows 7 will hold up for a few more years... No one will be touching Windows 8.1 face the fact...
    Oh Reaally!

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    I will. (be using 8)

    and this is Server 2012 start screen

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    It's TRUE, MdMd, MANY people are interested in it - They will LOOK. Then they will RUN!
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  9. #19


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I just did a clean install of XP for a friend. An old Dell that originally came with XP. He'll likely keep using XP until that PC won't turn on anymore. I've already explained things to him but just got that glassed over eyes look and an, uh OK.
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    As long as there are systems that can run it, people will keep using it, support or no. I've had some people insist I install it onto brand new hardware, fortunately I have been lucky so far and all of the drivers were found.
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