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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.