Microsoft has been aggressively pushing users to update to Windows 10 and by now you would have expected the OS to grow at a faster pace. But this news would be something lot of users might not have expected that Microsoft’s another Windows version Windows 7 is actually dominating the desktop’s.

Windows 7 whose support is expected to end in January 2020, has been growing at a faster pace than Windows 10. According to data provided by NetMarketShare, Windows 7 is now installed and powering nearly 50 percent of World’s PC’s growing from 48.50 percent in April to 49.46 percent last month.

The increase is actually shocking since Windows 7 was a victim of the WannaCry ransomware which effected Windows earlier version including Windows 7, whereas Windows 10 was fully protected.

Windows 10’s Market Share growth has been smaller with a bump of just 0.5 percent in the last month as compared to Windows 7 Market Share which increased to 0.96 percent during the same period.

It’s surprising to see Windows 7 being benefited from the WannaCry ransomware since it was the version which received the patch for WannaCry from Microsoft and was hit the hardest by the virus.

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Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.