Some Gamers Have Had Enough Of Windows 10

Why, oh why, would you want to degrade back to Windows 10? Yes, Windows 10 is not without its issues, but as an operating system it is a country mile ahead of previous versions.

Including Windows 7, which apparently still holds a certain allure for some PC gamers out there.

That’s because according to the latest numbers provided by the gaming platform Steam, Microsoft’s latest and greatest saw a slight decline in usage. In its stead, Windows 7 saw its number rise, rather substantially at that.

Valve’s hardware report for the month of July 2017 showed that Windows 10 had fallen to 50.49%, and more importantly, this decline is attributed to the 64-bit version of the operating system — which is what most gamers usually prefer, as far as OS version go.

It dipped by 0.74%

In the meantime, the 64-bit version of Windows 7 saw a notable increase of 0.86%, bringing its total to a still hefty 32.91%. Combine that with the 4.08% of the 32-bit variant, and the world’s most popular desktop operating system still has a third of the market cornered.

A few other versions of Windows 10 also lost users, which resulted in the platform ending up with a still commanding 96.12% install base, even with the 0.12% dip.

Linux meanwhile progressed to 0.74%, while macOS touched the highs of 3.11%.

What will be interesting to know is whether this trend reverses in August, and Windows 10 returns to its winning ways, or whether this decline actually represents a shift in usage for the PC gaming community.

What’s your pick?

Do you game on Windows 10, or is Windows 7 more than enough for your PC gaming needs?

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