Windows 10 is the flagship Microsoft operating system, but it isn’t the most popular.
Ever since it was released Windows 10 has been in the shadows of previous versions, according to stats from OS market share analysts.
Specifically, Windows 10 has faced an uphill challenge trying to overtake the ageing Windows 7 – the most popular browser in the world.
However, in 2018 Windows 10 has turned a corner, closing the gap on its veteran sibling.
And, as reported in a post by Computer World, Windows 10 is reaching a crossover point with Windows 7.
Stats from California-based Net Applications put Windows 10 right behind Windows 7 in October.
Their stats show Windows 10 running on 38.3 per cent of all PCs in October, with Windows 7 just ahead on 39.4 per cent.
Likewise, stats from the NetMarketShare analytical website also put Windows 10 within touching distance of Windows 7.
Their stats show Windows 7 is the leading operating system in the world, used on 39.35 per cent of computers in October.
However, Windows 10 is just behind on 38.28 per cent.
This is a huge turnaround compared to last year.
Looking at October 2017 figures, NetMarketShare then had Windows 7 with a mighty 43.05 per cent share of the OS market.
Whereas Windows 10 then had a 29.86 per cent market share.
The News will be music to Microsoft’s ears after the troubles with the October 2018 patch launch.
Microsoft recently saw its latest version of its hugely popular OS, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, released to users.
However, shortly after its debut a number of fans insisted they had experienced instances of unexpected file deletion.
This prompted Microsoft to pause the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, instead limiting the software to Windows Insiders only.
Some Windows Insiders running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update reported issues when transporting files in a ZIP format.
They reported that when attempting to replace files inside a ZIP folder with other items on their computer, they were not presented with a typical dialogue box asking the user if they wanted to rid of old files in exchange for the newer ones.
One Insider labelled the issue a “pretty nasty bug” and explained it could allow users to accidentally overwrite precious files.
But now Microsoft has announced the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build, number 17763 that provides a fix for such a problem.
Discussing the new version, the tech giant said: “We have released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17763.107 (KB4464455) to Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings.
“We fixed the issue where dragging (extracting) files from a .zip file in File Explorer to a write-protected location you don’t get a ‘Do you want to replace these files’ prompt and the copy action fails silently.”
Now that October is over, it remains to be seen how Microsoft release the fixed October patch.
It could be possible that Microsoft simply bundles the fixed October patch alongside the monthly update planned for November in one huge, major release.
Source : EXPRESS