In the final month of 2017, Windows 10 grew by around 0.33 percentage points, to give it 41.69 percent share. In the same month, Windows 7 fell 0.62 percentage points, putting it a whisker ahead on 41.89 percent. It seems very, very likely the new OS will finally come out on top next month, unless Windows 7 suddenly gains some unexpected share from somewhere.
Despite StatCounter’s optimism for Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 10 still can’t manage to bump Windows 7 from its top spot. Assuming the analyst firm’s data is even accurate, Windows 10 should finally pass Windows 7 next month, but rival NetMarketShare’s numbers suggest that the battle will continue for a bit longer.