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Windows 10 quickly takes 4.95 percent of OS market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Aug 2015 22:45 User comments (20)

Windows 10 quickly takes 4.95 percent of OS market share In under three weeks, Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system has quickly taken significant market share.
The OS has been well received, and is free for legitimate Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners.

According to StatCounter, Windows 10 has reached 53 million installs, good for 4.95 percent of a massive market.

By comparison, Windows 8.1 had 13.09 percent market share before Windows 10 was released, following nearly two years on the market. OS X 10.10 only had 4.74 percent share, meaning in three weeks Windows 10 has surpassed Apple's year-old OS.

Windows 7 remains with the lion share at 60.75 percent, but that number is expected to continue falling.

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20 user comments

119.8.2015 17:15

I would be interested to know how many of those people have reverted back to 7 or 8 because of something not working to their liking. As for me I'm going to wait it out for awhile

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Aug 2015 @ 17:15

220.8.2015 16:40

Sikosrus has an interesting inquiry. I'm a network eng and can work with and/or tolerate just about any piece of software and was thoroughly excited to install 10.

Then last week sound broke, getting multiple alerts on the Action Center for no reason and some annoying incompatibilities like not being able to enable Rapid Mode on my brand new 850 pro SSD because it "doesn't recognize the OS"...........NONSENSE. Formatted and went back to 7.

I'll work with 10 next year when MS eventually unfu*ks everything needing attention.

I do love the OS in general though. Kept it on my laptop. I love "apps".

320.8.2015 23:23

I have had 10 on all three of my PCs for weeks now and one for months without a single issue or problem. Every program I had installed on Windows 7 and Windows 8 was brought over to 10 correctly and they all run just fine. Wait if you must but there is no reason to.

420.8.2015 23:28

Originally posted by hearme0:
Sikosrus has an interesting inquiry. Im a network eng and can work with and/or tolerate just about any piece of software and was thoroughly excited to install 10.

Then last week sound broke, getting multiple alerts on the Action Center for no reason and some annoying incompatibilities like not being able to enable Rapid Mode on my brand new 850 pro SSD because it "doesnt recognize the OS"...........NONSENSE. Formatted and went back to 7.

Ill work with 10 next year when MS eventually unfu*ks everything needing attention.

I do love the OS in general though. Kept it on my laptop. I love "apps".
I have a SSD also and have had 10 installed for weeks now on three machines, one laptop, a Windows7 and a Windows 8 machine, without one single issue. I cannot imagine how people have issues with the new OS unless they have jacked around with some non-standard software or very old hardware. The way all my programs were brought over was genius unlike 7 and 8 where I had to re-install everything. Kudos to Microsoft for making the millions and millions of lines of code working as well as it does which is very well indeed

521.8.2015 2:08

I dare say that a fair number of those that supposedly converted, where surprised at the "conversion". A couple of less-than-power-user friends had their "Update" set to Automatic. Although there were questions asked if you wanted to continue, but when they were asked about upgrading to Windows 10, they clicked (wrongly) a bit to quick (without carefully reading the full text), and voila the conversion took place. Of course there were the obligatory warnings about not shutting the computer down. So, how many converts were by mistake? However, to be fair, the mentioned friends have indicated that the conversion was without trouble, and that with a bit of getting used to, they have initially liked Windows 10.

621.8.2015 2:50

Originally posted by raunchynm:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Sikosrus has an interesting inquiry. Im a network eng and can work with and/or tolerate just about any piece of software and was thoroughly excited to install 10.

Then last week sound broke, getting multiple alerts on the Action Center for no reason and some annoying incompatibilities like not being able to enable Rapid Mode on my brand new 850 pro SSD because it "doesnt recognize the OS"...........NONSENSE. Formatted and went back to 7.

Ill work with 10 next year when MS eventually unfu*ks everything needing attention.

I do love the OS in general though. Kept it on my laptop. I love "apps".
I have a SSD also and have had 10 installed for weeks now on three machines, one laptop, a Windows7 and a Windows 8 machine, without one single issue. I cannot imagine how people have issues with the new OS unless they have jacked around with some non-standard software or very old hardware. The way all my programs were brought over was genius unlike 7 and 8 where I had to re-install everything. Kudos to Microsoft for making the millions and millions of lines of code working as well as it does which is very well indeed
I wish I had waited until Microsoft had got every thing working right I can not get the mail program to work and edge is a useless browser that I can not add my collection of favourites to if windows 7 did not has over 250 updates to install after service pack 1 I would gladly go back to 7

721.8.2015 3:31

Originally posted by hearme0:
Sikosrus has an interesting inquiry. I'm a network eng and can work with and/or tolerate just about any piece of software and was thoroughly excited to install 10.

Then last week sound broke, getting multiple alerts on the Action Center for no reason and some annoying incompatibilities like not being able to enable Rapid Mode on my brand new 850 pro SSD because it "doesn't recognize the OS"...........NONSENSE. Formatted and went back to 7.

I'll work with 10 next year when MS eventually unfu*ks everything needing attention.

I do love the OS in general though. Kept it on my laptop. I love "apps".
I've also suffered after my upgrade, it went seemingly well because I had a 3 week fresh copy of W7 going and only had some most important (and completely W10 compatible) programs installed, including the latest W10 compliant NVidia graphics driver. I got a message during the upgrade that "things were taking a little longer than expected, please be patient" (never seen that before) but then it seemed to boot fine.
10 minutes in I went to basic view and 1 monitor dropped out, completely undetectable. Rebooted about 5 times and nothing changed so I reinstalled the driver and then everything seemed to work again.

A few days later and I wasn't getting any tiles on the start screen and the all apps had most of the tiles missing, this still continues 2 weeks later, I have to reboot twice to get most of them working, reinstalling the graphics driver does nothing now.
Many of the sliders in Settings (control panel) are all messed up and some of them load for a few seconds and then disappear completely.

The text and overall look of some older programs I have (Eudora, Mailwasher Pro) look like shit and even the text as I write this doesn't look as sharp anymore. Browsing with Chrome seems hit & miss and Edge is garbage right now, it's just pop-up city and many sites don't play well with it, maybe an HTML5 issue...?
My sound card (Xonar Essence STX) seems to work but the ctrl panel won't open, WMP crashes trying to open anything, video or audio but at least Foobar works.

I think I'm going to do a fresh W7 again and dual boot W10 now that it's registered to this h'ware. Honestly, I could easily get used to W10 if I didn't have all this other crap going on, it's definitely NOT ready for prime time.

Dave
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Aug 2015 @ 3:33

821.8.2015 7:07

Honestly I've had no problems with Win 10 at all. I had one crash but I think they was a graphics driver issue, but apart from that it's been extremely smooth. And, it may just be a placebo effect but my machine even seems faster.
I've had no compatibility issues at all.
I upgraded both my machines, one from Win 7 and the other from Win 8. I much prefer Win 10 over both of them.

921.8.2015 7:42

Originally posted by ChappyTTV:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Sikosrus has an interesting inquiry. I'm a network eng and can work with and/or tolerate just about any piece of software and was thoroughly excited to install 10.

Then last week sound broke, getting multiple alerts on the Action Center for no reason and some annoying incompatibilities like not being able to enable Rapid Mode on my brand new 850 pro SSD because it "doesn't recognize the OS"...........NONSENSE. Formatted and went back to 7.

I'll work with 10 next year when MS eventually unfu*ks everything needing attention.

I do love the OS in general though. Kept it on my laptop. I love "apps".
I've also suffered after my upgrade, it went seemingly well because I had a 3 week fresh copy of W7 going and only had some most important (and completely W10 compatible) programs installed, including the latest W10 compliant NVidia graphics driver. I got a message during the upgrade that "things were taking a little longer than expected, please be patient" (never seen that before) but then it seemed to boot fine.
10 minutes in I went to basic view and 1 monitor dropped out, completely undetectable. Rebooted about 5 times and nothing changed so I reinstalled the driver and then everything seemed to work again.

A few days later and I wasn't getting any tiles on the start screen and the all apps had most of the tiles missing, this still continues 2 weeks later, I have to reboot twice to get most of them working, reinstalling the graphics driver does nothing now.
Many of the sliders in Settings (control panel) are all messed up and some of them load for a few seconds and then disappear completely.

The text and overall look of some older programs I have (Eudora, Mailwasher Pro) look like shit and even the text as I write this doesn't look as sharp anymore. Browsing with Chrome seems hit & miss and Edge is garbage right now, it's just pop-up city and many sites don't play well with it, maybe an HTML5 issue...?
My sound card (Xonar Essence STX) seems to work but the ctrl panel won't open, WMP crashes trying to open anything, video or audio but at least Foobar works.

I think I'm going to do a fresh W7 again and dual boot W10 now that it's registered to this h'ware. Honestly, I could easily get used to W10 if I didn't have all this other crap going on, it's definitely NOT ready for prime time.

Dave
It's a amazing. I have a SSD for the OS, the install went without a hitch and all my installed programs came over and not only work properly but look exactly the same. I did download a new video driver before I started all of this and possibly that is why I am not having any problems.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Aug 2015 @ 7:43

1021.8.2015 7:47

Originally posted by 2529:
Originally posted by raunchynm:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Sikosrus has an interesting inquiry. Im a network eng and can work with and/or tolerate just about any piece of software and was thoroughly excited to install 10.

Then last week sound broke, getting multiple alerts on the Action Center for no reason and some annoying incompatibilities like not being able to enable Rapid Mode on my brand new 850 pro SSD because it "doesnt recognize the OS"...........NONSENSE. Formatted and went back to 7.

Ill work with 10 next year when MS eventually unfu*ks everything needing attention.

I do love the OS in general though. Kept it on my laptop. I love "apps".
I have a SSD also and have had 10 installed for weeks now on three machines, one laptop, a Windows7 and a Windows 8 machine, without one single issue. I cannot imagine how people have issues with the new OS unless they have jacked around with some non-standard software or very old hardware. The way all my programs were brought over was genius unlike 7 and 8 where I had to re-install everything. Kudos to Microsoft for making the millions and millions of lines of code working as well as it does which is very well indeed
I wish I had waited until Microsoft had got every thing working right I can not get the mail program to work and edge is a useless browser that I can not add my collection of favourites to if windows 7 did not has over 250 updates to install after service pack 1 I would gladly go back to 7
If you are using Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox simply import your favorites into the new Edge browser. I agree that Edge has some rough edges, but it is usable. As for going back to Windows 7, if you have not performed the disk cleanup and removed the Windows.old folder you can go back to Windows 7 pretty easily.
Click the “Update & security” icon and select “Recovery.” You should see a “Go back to Windows 7″ or “Go back to Windows 8.1″ option. Chose that option and click the get started button. Or if you made a image backup before you upgraded you can simply restore the backup and go back.

1121.8.2015 8:01

Originally posted by raunchynm:
Originally posted by ChappyTTV:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Sikosrus has an interesting inquiry. I'm a network eng and can work with and/or tolerate just about any piece of software and was thoroughly excited to install 10.

Then last week sound broke, getting multiple alerts on the Action Center for no reason and some annoying incompatibilities like not being able to enable Rapid Mode on my brand new 850 pro SSD because it "doesn't recognize the OS"...........NONSENSE. Formatted and went back to 7.

I'll work with 10 next year when MS eventually unfu*ks everything needing attention.

I do love the OS in general though. Kept it on my laptop. I love "apps".
I've also suffered after my upgrade, it went seemingly well because I had a 3 week fresh copy of W7 going and only had some most important (and completely W10 compatible) programs installed, including the latest W10 compliant NVidia graphics driver. I got a message during the upgrade that "things were taking a little longer than expected, please be patient" (never seen that before) but then it seemed to boot fine.
10 minutes in I went to basic view and 1 monitor dropped out, completely undetectable. Rebooted about 5 times and nothing changed so I reinstalled the driver and then everything seemed to work again.

A few days later and I wasn't getting any tiles on the start screen and the all apps had most of the tiles missing, this still continues 2 weeks later, I have to reboot twice to get most of them working, reinstalling the graphics driver does nothing now.
Many of the sliders in Settings (control panel) are all messed up and some of them load for a few seconds and then disappear completely.

The text and overall look of some older programs I have (Eudora, Mailwasher Pro) look like shit and even the text as I write this doesn't look as sharp anymore. Browsing with Chrome seems hit & miss and Edge is garbage right now, it's just pop-up city and many sites don't play well with it, maybe an HTML5 issue...?
My sound card (Xonar Essence STX) seems to work but the ctrl panel won't open, WMP crashes trying to open anything, video or audio but at least Foobar works.

I think I'm going to do a fresh W7 again and dual boot W10 now that it's registered to this h'ware. Honestly, I could easily get used to W10 if I didn't have all this other crap going on, it's definitely NOT ready for prime time.

Dave
It's a amazing. I have a SSD for the OS, the install went without a hitch and all my installed programs came over and not only work properly but look exactly the same. I did download a new video driver before I started all of this and possibly that is why I am not having any problems.
Likewise Raunchynm, I have installed Windows 10 on four of my own machines that were on Windows 7 or 8.1 without a hitch. Getting MS Edge to play nice was a bit more difficult, but even that seems to be working okay for me. I have SSD drives for the OS on all of my machines and they all have 8 GB of ram or better. Now I did have some issues with my neighbor's laptop getting Windows 10 installed. The laptop only had 2 GB of ram and the installation seemed to be using the swap area during the installation. I got the "something is taking longer than expected message" and then all I got was a blank screen. The machine had previously progressed to the point where it looked it had finished the installation so after 12 hours I took a chance and decided to reboot the laptop manually. Eventually every thing came out like it was supposed to, but the Laptop seemed rather sluggish running on 2GB ram (the minimum for Windows 10). Checking the laptop's performance 38% of the ram was being used with nothing but Windows 10 running. I added another stick of memory bringing it up to 3GB and everything smoothed out nicely.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Aug 2015 @ 8:05

1221.8.2015 8:12

The only negative issue I have experienced with Windows 10, besides the new Edge browser, was on my 8.1 machine. I had all of my tiles arranged and grouped like I wanted them to be (both live and non-live tiles) and when the Wndows 10 conversion was finished they were all gone. All that I had on the start screen was the default tiles that Microsoft places there. The icons that were on my desktop were fine and everything worked beautifully so I am not sure why the Apps and Tiles were not copied over to the new start screen as well.

1321.8.2015 10:51

I updated my windows 7 desktop to windows 10 with no problems. Works great. My windows 8.1 laptop has not updated yet.

1422.8.2015 12:13

Oh boy.......I started a shitstorm.

I agree that Win10 is rather fully compatible but I'm an avid tech with a vetting process that is much more comprehensive than any novice or non-tech. The issues I brought up are real and rampant around the web. Most standard uses, I'd say like 98% will have NO ISSUES WITH WINDOWS 10.


Techs.......RING IN HERE

The only SSD issue I know is the Samsung Rapid Mode which BTW I fixed by installing Magician 4.4, enabling Rapid Mode, then doing an INPLACE upgrade to 4.6 and voila, Rapid Mode enabled. Rapid Mode is an absolute improvement......I mean dramatic.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Aug 2015 @ 12:16

1522.8.2015 16:11

I've had no hardware issues with Windows 10, with a few tweaks and firewall rules to stop the MS Sanctioned Spyware(More than the Previous W7) its been rather smooth but nothing awe inspiring.

i have had issue's with software, in particular mostly games not saving there setting after restarting the client, or programs that appear to close but keep eating memory and cycles unless you close them from taskmon.

Edge just flat out sucks its slow clunky and doesn't work well with poorly coded sites(like Opera only Slower)

its just a shame all the cool W10 features are tied spyware, keyloggers, and query reroutes.


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1622.8.2015 17:14

Question: Is there any reason I could not install version 4.6 and then enable rapid mode or did you find you had to install 4.4 first and then update to 4.6?

1723.8.2015 13:09

I was never able to do a proper installation of W8 / 8.1 At every attempt it would leave something out and that too something different. A number of volumes would get locked out and be inaccessible. This on a PC where W7 Ultimate performs flawlessly. Had the same kind of problem with W10 until the last pre-release which worked just fine.

What I am wondering about is which version of Win 10 does one get for free on a machine running retail version of Win 7 Ultimate?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Aug 2015 @ 13:10

1823.8.2015 13:39

There is no windows7 ultimate so if you are on ultimate you will get windows10 pro

1923.8.2015 17:37

pmshah,

Windows 7 ultimate was an upgrade for Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional if you were willing to pay the fee Microsoft was asking. Essentially Windows 7 ultimate is the same as Windows 7 Enterprise. Widows 7 ultimate will be upgraded for free to Windows 10 Pro.

Virgil

2023.8.2015 20:33

raunchynm, there a windows 7 ultimate as I'm running 32bit version on this computer & 64bit on my upstairs computer.

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