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    Talking I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was Win10 installer

    I had a good laugh reading this...not that it was unknown (though I had not seen the online gamer who got hosed before). There have already been plenty of reports of Win10 upgrade nastiness on Windows Secrets forum.

    'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

    Reg readers share their tales of spontaneous OS upgrades

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05..._upgrade_hell/

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    That gave me a laugh as well, Ransomware and Win 10 are not too dissimilar the way MS are sneaking it onto computers.

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    I read that there are about 300 million W10 devices out there now.

    I wonder how many W7 PCs are left ?

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    I have two

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    I just bought a brand new Windows 7 PC from Dell.
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    I'm just about to upgrade my last 4 Win 7 devices...

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    I have 3, + Sudo's 2, + Jim's 1=6 so far

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    I have 3, 2 of which I've previously tested W10 on.

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    Does part of a triple boot system count?

    If so I've got one

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinM View Post
    I read that there are about 300 million W10 devices out there now.

    I wonder how many W7 PCs are left ?
    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp

    On a percentage basis from when this offer began Martin, not too many. 5% gains for Win10 from Win8 and Win7 each. And most big box makers are shipping Win10 exclusively now. That probably adds another 6-9% to the total and will continue its slow growth like other MS OS before it as new PCs are purchased to replace old ones. . Rather successful for MS. But a lot of Win7 users are holding out or not compatible for upgrade.

    Linux's slow climb is what gives me hope that a small subset will continue to oppose the deep state.

    http://gs.statcounter.com/
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    As of July 9, 2012, over 630 million Win 7 licenses had been sold. OEM sales of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate licenses continued until October 31, 2014. OEM and Retail license sales for Windows 7 Professional are ongoing - OEM sales of PCs with Windows 7 Professional preinstalled will end on October 31, 2016. So there'll be a lot more than 630 million Win 7 licenses that have been sold by now, with only a minority superseded by the 300 million Win 10 licenses. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7#Sales
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    Worth a read...

    Microsoft shows Windows 10's growth accelerating, but all is not as it seems

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    Microsoft’s own figures are a month behind those reported by NetMarketShare, and so cover March. In that month, according to NetMarketShare, Windows 10 gained 1.33 percentage points to give it 14.15 percent of the market.

    Microsoft says its operating system actually has 28 percent of the market, and it grew by 4 percentage points in that month, twice the growth the OS enjoyed in February.

    [snipetty snip]

    ... bear in mind, the next time Microsoft reports how many devices Windows 10 is on, (in excess of 300 million at the last count), the number of actual users is going to be a lot lower.

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    I don't think forced upgrades should be counted the same as voluntary upgrades. The way they present the numbers, it sounds like the whole world is singing the praises of Windows 10. But not everybody is singing happy songs when Windows 10 was foisted on them without their knowledge or consent.

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