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Windows 7 reaches 90 million in sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Mar 2010 1:58 User comments (28)

Windows 7 reaches 90 million in sales According to Microsoft CFO Peter Klein, the software giant has sold over 90 million copies of the Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 7 hit retail shelves in October and has critically been a success.

Adds the official Microsoft blog post: "We're humbled and excited that people are responding so positively to Windows 7 - our customers have made it the fastest selling operating system in history."

Last month, Microsoft said Windows 7 demand had given the company record quarterly revenue, with high demand expected to continue.

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28 user comments

14.3.2010 2:14

congrats microsoft. for once you made an operating system worth while,though not yet worth buying with those steep prices..ill stick to my non legitimate copy for at least the next 12 months :)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Mar 2010 @ 2:15

24.3.2010 2:29

Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...

34.3.2010 4:22

Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...

thats one way to look at it. indeed i think vista was more like the beta version of windows 7..thats why you shouldve tried a demo of it or pirate a copy to see how it is instead of wasting money on it before knowing if its any good.personally ive never had vista on my machine cause i saw how bad it was on my friends machine with 2gigs of ram.
uh well microsoft might take some time but at least they deliver..eventually.

P.S no i dont think what microsoft did with vista was right and no i dont think they have a customer-friendly policy regarding their products.

44.3.2010 4:39

Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.

54.3.2010 8:35

Wonder how many they would have sold if it wasnt for these retarded OEM manufacturers

64.3.2010 9:22

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Wonder how many they would have sold if it wasnt for these retarded OEM manufacturers

Are u saing people are buying more computers now because of Windows 7?

Windows 7 is great, had a good press and support all around...
Vista wasnt good, and everyone knew, so if u pay for it anyways(besides the people buying new PCs) is ur own fault!
even vista is a much stable with new upgrades and tweeks...

74.3.2010 10:48

Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. Runs very smooth with zero problems on my computer as an upgrade install from Vista. Well worth the $40 I paid on it's first day of release with the coupon I got from my local Microcenter. And yes the software I bought was 100% legal. Runs with all of my software. The only one I had to update was my Zonealarm firewall but then I had to buy a new printer since the old one didn't have Win 7 drivers available to me. Am I happy with Win 7? You bet!!

84.3.2010 11:29
lancerx
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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
So true!

94.3.2010 11:29

Problems with old software and hardware? Try dual boot... u don't loose ur old OS when upgrading... I highly recomend if u have the extra hdd space.

104.3.2010 11:43

Originally posted by i1der:
Problems with old software and hardware? Try dual boot... u don't loose ur old OS when upgrading... I highly recomend if u have the extra hdd space.
I'd rather upgrade any affected hardware & software first then replace the old operating system with the new one. Works for me!!

114.3.2010 12:16
thunderwa
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Just bought my first Win7 machine, an Asus 1201n, and Win7 is a definite winner. I don't pirate, nor do I serve as quality assurance for major software releases of any kind, because I depend on software to get work done. So I missed Vista. No one I knew liked it, and you'd have to force my local guru at gunpoint to install it. I feel for all the beta testers who spent money on Vista, but a $trillion and 100K typing... people... finally did produce an operating system truly worthy of being called such (I suspect the geeks kicked Balmer out of the lab). Now if they could just make a browser...

124.3.2010 12:20

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Originally posted by i1der:
Problems with old software and hardware? Try dual boot... u don't loose ur old OS when upgrading... I highly recomend if u have the extra hdd space.
I'd rather upgrade any affected hardware & software first then replace the old operating system with the new one. Works for me!!
Hardware Vendors love you

134.3.2010 12:56

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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
Are you saying Windows 7 is deserving of the title of a new OS? The fact that it came out in less then 3 years after Vista says it all.

144.3.2010 13:08

Doesn't this prove that 90 million people refrained from buying VISTA till another OS came along?

154.3.2010 15:00

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Originally posted by i1der:
Problems with old software and hardware? Try dual boot... u don't loose ur old OS when upgrading... I highly recomend if u have the extra hdd space.
I'd rather upgrade any affected hardware & software first then replace the old operating system with the new one. Works for me!!
Hardware Vendors love you
Well Lexmark wouldn't release Win 7 drivers for it's x63 printer plus I wanted the ability to print directly onto DVD's & CD's so I bought the Epson RX680 & it runs perfect on Windows 7. That was the only hardware ugrade that I needed.

164.3.2010 16:38

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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
Are you saying Windows 7 is deserving of the title of a new OS? The fact that it came out in less then 3 years after Vista says it all.
Then if windows 7 isn't a new OS then show some proof & lets find out if you actually know what your talking about,next thing you'll say is xp isn't a new os compared to win 2000,well they mat look familiar until you start digging & it's no different if it was Apple OS or linux

174.3.2010 16:49

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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
Are you saying Windows 7 is deserving of the title of a new OS? The fact that it came out in less then 3 years after Vista says it all.
Then if windows 7 isn't a new OS then show some proof & lets find out if you actually know what your talking about,next thing you'll say is xp isn't a new os compared to win 2000,well they mat look familiar until you start digging & it's no different if it was Apple OS or linux
Windows 7 is an upgrade of Vista. A true next generation OS doesn't come out every 2.5 years. The only way Windows 7 is a true next generation OS is if Vista never existed. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been if MS took it's time and made Vista right.

184.3.2010 17:03

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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
Are you saying Windows 7 is deserving of the title of a new OS? The fact that it came out in less then 3 years after Vista says it all.
Then if windows 7 isn't a new OS then show some proof & lets find out if you actually know what your talking about,next thing you'll say is xp isn't a new os compared to win 2000,well they mat look familiar until you start digging & it's no different if it was Apple OS or linux
Windows 7 is an upgrade of Vista. A true next generation OS doesn't come out every 2.5 years. The only way Windows 7 is a true next generation OS is if Vista never existed. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been if MS took it's time and made Vista right.
Vista came out because MS wasn't going to be able to release what they WANTED to (Win7) in a timely fashion and shareholders were getting bitchy, so they 'not-as-retardedly-as-WinMe' kludged together what they could to release SOMETHING. I live in Seattle and know numerous people at MS or have relatives who do and even THEY had referred to the name "Vista" as meaning "a VIEW of what the new OS will be." :-)

I too would like to see breakdowns of sales (retail vs. OEM copies), which MS seems to be very reluctant to divulge since Vista came out.

Anyway, no matter what anyone else thinks about all this, MS should have done the decent thing by offering ALL Vista users free Win7 upgrades instead of just the people who got Vista a few months before Win7 came out.

194.3.2010 18:20

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Anyway, no matter what anyone else thinks about all this, MS should have done the decent thing by offering ALL Vista users free Win7 upgrades instead of just the people who got Vista a few months before Win7 came out.
This is just a Marketing Tactic to show good faith with revenue back.

I have 3 Pc's with the last 3 diff OS's that work real good with diff. programs and I am happy as long I can get them for free.

204.3.2010 20:54

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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
Are you saying Windows 7 is deserving of the title of a new OS? The fact that it came out in less then 3 years after Vista says it all.
Then if windows 7 isn't a new OS then show some proof & lets find out if you actually know what your talking about,next thing you'll say is xp isn't a new os compared to win 2000,well they mat look familiar until you start digging & it's no different if it was Apple OS or linux
Windows 7 is an upgrade of Vista. A true next generation OS doesn't come out every 2.5 years. The only way Windows 7 is a true next generation OS is if Vista never existed. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been if MS took it's time and made Vista right.
Not interested in what you think back it up with fact,surely you could find a link to something somewhere,maybe one of these could help you..lol..

http://windows.about.com/od/windowsosversions/a/Win7vsVista.htm

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-7...ve-108654.shtml

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Windows_7_vs_Windows_Vista

214.3.2010 21:15

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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
Are you saying Windows 7 is deserving of the title of a new OS? The fact that it came out in less then 3 years after Vista says it all.
Then if windows 7 isn't a new OS then show some proof & lets find out if you actually know what your talking about,next thing you'll say is xp isn't a new os compared to win 2000,well they mat look familiar until you start digging & it's no different if it was Apple OS or linux
Windows 7 is an upgrade of Vista. A true next generation OS doesn't come out every 2.5 years. The only way Windows 7 is a true next generation OS is if Vista never existed. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been if MS took it's time and made Vista right.
Not interested in what you think back it up with fact,surely you could find a link to something somewhere,maybe one of these could help you..lol..

http://windows.about.com/od/windowsosversions/a/Win7vsVista.htm

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-7...ve-108654.shtml

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Windows...s_Vista


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

There, happy?

224.3.2010 23:57

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Anyway, no matter what anyone else thinks about all this, MS should have done the decent thing by offering ALL Vista users free Win7 upgrades instead of just the people who got Vista a few months before Win7 came out.
This is just a Marketing Tactic to show good faith with revenue back.

I have 3 Pc's with the last 3 diff OS's that work real good with diff. programs and I am happy as long I can get them for free.
"Free" is always the best price for MS stuff. :-)

235.3.2010 2:51

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245.3.2010 3:27

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Originally posted by unknown21:
Messed up Vista, fixed it, renamed it Windows 7, and calling it a new OS. Forcing people that have bought Vista to have to buy Windows 7 to get the fix. Now proclaiming to have sold 90 million copies, how shameless...
what's shameless is your complete ignorance of operating systems source code and how they are compiled - you've obviously never tried the finished windows 7 in your life but like so many internet loudmouths , can't resist having an opinion with absolute zero factual knowledge.sad.
Wuupps! You seem to know something about OS. If so, how come you haven't told us what makes Windows 7 different from Windows Vista?
Anybody can say he is a rocket scientist, but he still has to prove that he is actually a rocket scientist, no?
Now let's see if you are not another ignoramus!

255.3.2010 18:23

And so it continues, more and more millions and they still cannot sort out the errors.
so no congrats, more anger in having to be forced to a software that was not QC'd
Before anyone makes a rash statement, I have used Windows since 1993; Win 3.0 and Dos 5 and was perfactly happy with XP, but they killed it.

265.3.2010 18:32

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Wonder how many they would have sold if it wasnt for these retarded OEM manufacturers

Are u saing people are buying more computers now because of Windows 7?

Windows 7 is great, had a good press and support all around...
Vista wasnt good, and everyone knew, so if u pay for it anyways(besides the people buying new PCs) is ur own fault!
even vista is a much stable with new upgrades and tweeks...
No.. What I am saying is i wonder how many they would have sold if it wasnt for these retarded OEM manufacturers. A lot of felt disappointed and ripped off after Vista and are cautious about 7. Thats all I am saying. I use 7 and like it.

Originally posted by manolet:
Doesn't this prove that 90 million people refrained from buying VISTA till another OS came along?
No it just proves that possibly about 45 million people upgraded their computer and brought a new OEM and had no choice on operating system they got
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275.3.2010 20:47

A couple years ago my kid got a new lsptop with Vista, and quickly "upgraded" it to good old WinXP.

At the office, we built up one of our computers with Windows 7 and we were happy with it. Meanwhile, my IT super is big on Apple MAC. At the last round of new machines, we would have gotten MACs, but the proprietary business software we use has to have Windows.

At home, I am due for a computer rebuild / upgrade. I had decided that my next one would be a MAC, but after reading some AfterDawn articles about Apple and IPhone, I'm beginning to think that like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs is getting a little too big for his britches. So my next home computer rebuild is going to be Ubuntu Linux: I already have it on a laptop and I love it.

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2811.3.2010 11:10

I spent a couple of hours with a friend watching him use his W7, after careful observation I'll stick with my XP thank you very much.

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