Microsoft will end the free upgrade to Windows 10 promo for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs on July 29, so users have, but it turns out that the majority of computers are already running the new operating system.
In a poll I conducted on myand that involved more than 1,000 respondents, I asked Windows users whether they planned to upgrade to Windows 10 by the aforementioned deadline. It’s worth mentioning that the majority of the voters are already Windows users and are very unlikely to be beginners, so it does make sense for them to be interested in the most recent software versions.
And the results pretty much speak for themselves. No less than 83 percent of them said they were already on Windows 10 while only 3 percent revealed they were running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Linux.
Dual-booting Windows 10 and Linux
Just 8 percent of the respondents claimed they had no interest in moving to Windows 10 by the July 29 deadline while 6 percent indicated that the upgrade was projected to start on their PCs in the coming weeks by the end of July.
Another interesting finding is that many of the users who participated in this poll are actually dual-booting Windows and a Linux distribution, be it Ubuntu or Linux Mint. The two platforms seem to get along very well, and users consider that each of them performs better where the other one disappoints.
While it’s important to note that these figures aren’t entirely accurate when it comes to the percentage of users refusing the free upgrade to Windows 10, they are actually an indication that the majority of users have already moved to the new operating system. This means that Microsoft’s upgrade efforts have kind of paid off, despite the fact that the software giant has often been criticized for becoming too pushy every once in a while.