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According to the Net Market Share report for July 2018, Windows 10 has managed to increase its market share. The latest data suggests that Windows 10 could easily overtake Windows 7 by the end of the year, becoming the world’s number one desktop operating system.

Windows 10 is expected to beat Windows 7 to the number one slot by end of this year. Currently Window,s 7 holds the number one position with 41.23% desktop users with Windows 10 holding the second spot at 36.58% users.

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If the Windows 10 adoption maintains its pace, it could become to be the world’s leading desktop operating system by end of 2018. The market share is expected to improve as more and more users would upgrade to Windows 10 April 2018 Update and it will get another boost when Microsoft releases Redstone 5 in the fall.

The adoption of April 2018 Update has been faster than other versions since Microsoft released the update to all users. Seeing the pace with which it has been adopted we expect Windows 10 to be at the number one spot by year end.

Redstone 5 could help Windows 10 reach more users

Microsoft is currently busy finalizing the next major version of Windows 10 “Redstone 5” and is expected to publicly roll out the update in October which could also increase the chances of more users upgrading to latest version of the operating system as soon as it is available for download.

Another reason behind users opting for Microsoft’s latest version, Windows 10, is the end of support for Windows 7 which will be taking place in January 2020. The enterprises and small businesses are also expected to adopt Windows 10 before Windows 7 hits EOL (end-of-life).

Windows 7 is only getting security patches and it does not receive any new features from Microsoft. On the other hand, Microsoft has touted Windows 10 as the most secure version of Windows at several occasions.

With Redstone 5 public launch just a couple of months away we expect the Windows 10 market share to improve and eventually overtake Windows 7 to become the number one desktop operating system.

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Akshay Waghray

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.