After Microsoft ended its year-long "free" Windows 10 offer, new installations have slowed predictably.
But in an unexpected turn, October saw more new installs of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 than of Windows 10.
Compared to September's numbers, market share increased only 0.06% for Windows 10, while new installations of Windows 7 and 8.1 were an order of magnitude higher at 0.68%.
According to tracking firm NetMarketShare, Windows 7 is still by far the most popular version of the OS, installed on more than twice as many computers as Microsoft's latest offering.
Windows 7 is a stable, nimble OS.
There is an old saying among handymen, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it!"
Windows 7 was just fine.
It needed no tweaking.
I still run Windows 7 on one of my boxes.
No problems ever on it.
I also use Windows 10.
Between the two there is no discernible advantage for me personally since I am not into "apps."
I never use them accept on my iPhone.