Microsoft sells over 200 Million licenses for Windows 8 ? 'looking forward to the future'

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At times, the success of Microsoft?s latest operating system, Windows 8, can seem questionable. While Microsoft was able to sell over 240 million Windows 7 licenses a year after the software?s launch, Windows 8 is just beginning to see any figures close to that number. It has been fifteen months and Microsoft has just now acknowledged that they have sold over 200 million licenses.

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That great news however how many of those downgraded back down to Windows 7?

I wouldn't expect many would have or knew how too! :p
 

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That great news however how many of those downgraded back down to Windows 7?

I wouldn't expect many would have or knew how too! :p

I wonder if that number includes the HPs that ship with a choice of 7 or 8. We sell a number of those, and in spite of us pushing Windows 8 (we encourage the home consumers; not so much to businesses), probably over half opt to use Windows 7.
 

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I wonder if that number includes the HPs that ship with a choice of 7 or 8. We sell a number of those, and in spite of us pushing Windows 8 (we encourage the home consumers; not so much to businesses), probably over half opt to use Windows 7.

That sounds right most customers that look at windows 8 metro just get confuse and wouldn't know much about it whereas they may have used XP or Vista and expecting something similar so Windows 7 is perhaps the best option.

You can boot it straight to desktop but again will most users be able too or want too change a setting for this?

As well it is a sale and if the customer want Windows 7 give them Windows 7.
 
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