Microsoft says that Windows 10 has many more installations than Windows 7
According to the statistics of two of the most important firms when it comes to measuring the use of systems, Windows 10 has not yet managed to exceed Windows 7 in market share. In NetMarketShare Windows 7 is much higher than Windows 10 in percentage, and according to the StatCounter data, Windows 7 is the version of the system that dominates, although by a minimum percentage.
However, Tanmay Ganacharya, the main manager of the Windows Defender research group, has claimed that Windows 10 has a much larger installation base than Windows 7.
Ganacharya made this claim in a post on the Microsoft blog in which he talked about the advantages of using Windows 10 to support ransomware attacks. Exactly how much difference is greater is something we do not know for sure.
From June to November, devices with Windows 7 were 3.4 times more likely to find ransomware compared to devices with Windows 10. Whereas Windows 10 has a much larger installation base than Windows 7, the difference in the rate of encounters with Ransomware is meaningful.
Windows 10 continues to win users, but Windows in general has lost hundreds of millions
At the end of November Microsoft announced that Windows 10 was already in 600 million devices , although the numbers revealed by Satya Nadella fell short of that goal of one billion installations in the first two to three years.
It is also important to keep in mind that Windows has lost about 500 million users in the last three years . All versions of Windows reached 1,500 million active users in 2014 , a number that has been reduced to about 1 billion today.
If Windows 10 is already on 600 million devices, it is likely that Windows 7 occupies the majority of the remaining installations, taking into account that the quotas for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 8 / 8.1 are lower case in comparison.