This is Why People Are Refusing to Switch from Windows 7

Microsoft has been trying its best to push people into trying out Windows 10, but this strategy isn’t really working because people don’t want to make a switch from Windows 7 as they feel it is currently the best option available. This OS was first introduced back in 2009 and since then, Microsoft has released three different offerings – Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and finally Windows 10. However, people have refused to move forward because Windows 7 is catering to all of their needs, and they don’t feel like making a transition to something that could potentially affect their experience. People are not wrong in their thinking because Windows 10 is still relatively new and receives a ton of updates to improve and add new stuff, so it is still in the building phase. On the other hand, Windows 7 has been around for many years now. and has been working flawlessly. Some of the reasons behind people’s reluctance to migrate to the latest OS have been outlined below.

Newer isn’t Always Better

Newer isn’t always better is something users learned when Windows 8 launched. A large number of people jumped to the latest OS hoping that it will be a huge improvement over Windows 7, but were left disappointed. Some of the fan-favorite features had been taken out and were replaced by stuff that wasn’t really necessary. That experience is still fresh in people’s mind, which is why they are not willing to go for Windows 10 just yet. Also, there is no reason whatsoever for anyone to make a switch to the latest OS. Windows 7 has become a familiar territory for users, and they’ve been enjoying a seamless experience. This is the reason people are refusing to make a jump into an unknown territory.


Windows 7 is pretty user-friendly. Even a layman can use it without much of a hassle. The same can’t be said about Windows 8 or Windows 10. Both these offerings have added a bunch of new stuff, which is good for people who want to make use of them, but the users who don’t possess much technical knowledge can find these additions quite hard to navigate.

No Unified Search

When searching for something in Windows 10, it searches everything available on the computer, plus it goes to Microsoft Store to look for the thing that was typed in the search bar. This search can take a whole lot of time and won’t really fetch any results because honestly, Microsoft Store doesn’t contain anything useful. Also, when people use search bar to find something, they’re usually looking for something that’s stored on their computer. If they want to look up Microsoft Store, they can do so themselves. Fortunately, this needless feature is not available in Windows 7.

No Ecosystem

Microsoft wants all of its devices to be integrated into one, which is why Windows 10 comes with an interface that allows users to unify Xbox One, Windows Phone, and PC experience at one place. Only problem here is that not a lot of people own an Xbox One or Windows Phone. So this forced ecosystem can be really annoying for a large number of users.

Windows 7 doesn’t try to be something it’s not, unlike other OS that try to integrate multiple different devices into one and complicate things for end-users in the process. It is a fairly simple OS that contains almost everything a user can ask for. Also, performance-wise, Windows 7 is arguably still the best. So even if Microsoft tries its best to force Windows 10 upon its users, it is very unlikely that it will be able to become as big of a deal as Windows 7.

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