Windows 7: More than 90 Million Copies Sold!

Windows 7: More than 90 Million Copies Sold!

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Today during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, our Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein announced that Windows 7 has sold 90 million licenses to-date! That's a lot of Windows 7.  We're humbled and excited that people are responding so positively to Windows 7 - our customers have made it the fastest selling operating system in history.

Peter also had an opportunity to show off some of the great hardware innovation coming from our partners in the PC business. He brought three great PCs on stage to show off: the Sony VAIO X which is so sleek and portable it could fit inside a MacBook Air, the Dell Adamo XPS which is the thinnest PC in the world, and the HP Envy 13 which combines breakthrough industrial design with tons of power. I had a hand in helping to get these PCs to Peter for the conference and it was fun to hear him talk about them on stage.

All in all, some great momentum for Windows 7 and some great PCs!

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  • bs2000
    15 Posts

    Well Basic Copies may have reached 90 million but the Ultimate version I bet is 0!

    While those of us who paid far too much for Vista Ultimate never got to even see a discount. Speaking from a law suit point of view, all Ultimate users should have got a "free" copy because the software never lived up to what was promised(isn't that false advertising?) Where are all the extras that create the "ultimate" experience?

  • kio_http
    26 Posts

    Microsoft is clearly using AGGRESSIVE marketing strategies to kill XP and spread 7.

    You do not realize that many of us are willing to buy Windows XP R2 and pay the price of 7 professional for it,

    So for my favorite client Windows OS is Xp media center edition (I have OEM copy). As far as server goes Windows 2008 R2 is a huge waste of money. Linux server is free and way better.

  • kio_http
    26 Posts

    Microsoft is clearly using AGGRESSIVE marketing strategies to kill XP and spread 7.

    You do not realize that many of us are willing to buy Windows XP R2 and pay the price of 7 professional for it,

    So for my favorite client Windows OS is Xp media center edition (I have OEM copy). As far as server goes Windows 2008 R2 is a huge waste of money. Linux server is free and way better.

  • kio_http
    26 Posts

    Also I am already expecting stuff like this from Microsoft like

    "Internet Explorer 9 is unavailable as Windows XP does not have the capacity to run it." I know Microsoft's strategies to kill XP very well.

    These are lies, Windows XP is built in such a way it can be upgraded to support all sorts of new stuff, that's why it has lived so long. Microsoft has used components of Win 2k that have been ported all the way to WIndows 7.

    I feel like I have purchased Vista and 7 Ultimate for nothing. I might as well have donated the money to OpenSource projetct.

    The very idea of posting "Windows 7 90 million copies" is to promote sales further.

    Also Windows 7 starter does not support wallpapers! Even windows 3.1 supports that!

    Adding "Windows XP" mode is clear proof  that Xp is a good OS.

  • kio_http
    26 Posts

    I am a software developer for both Windows and linux based Opeating systems. I am HIGHLY unsatisfied with Windows 7. I use Operating systems beyond the average computer user and on windows 7 and vista running on an 8GB ram system, I keep getting Windows is running low on memory, following by system HANG or BLUE Screen a few minutes after.

    Why not keep windows 7 and a new version of XP for sale.

    E,g Microsoft Windows XP R2, both sold at same price.

    E.g  

  • Windows Vista was so bad. Now Windows 7 is released and everyone thinks it's a great product, because they compare it to Windows Vista. Compare Windows 7 to Mac OS X and you'll see Windows 7 is not a good product at all.

    More than 90 million copies of Windows 7 sold. More than 90 million people ready to be attacked by virusses, spyware and adware. You want ad safe, fast and reliable operating system? Than buy a Mac or install Linux (for example Ubuntu) on your system.

  • I absolutely HATE windows 7. I'm not a computer wiz by any means, I do know my way around a computer, but Window's 7 is so difficult to do basic every day tasks. I can't download anything, error 1606 is a popular code I get. My files jump around and I have to search for them. I don't work on my computer, I don't run complicated programs. I hate 7, I want to return my computer and get my dinosaur back, at least I didn't have to spend hours and go through 35 steps just to download something as basic as java or flash player.

  • Its a good news microsoft keep it up.well for future window OS (or so called windows 8) i would like to have a Zune software interface in whole windows with more open standard support for open source technologies

  • I think windows 7 is great, is a lot much better than Vista, and have some better improvements than XP, i think wwe still have to wait in order to see the best version of windows 7, today this OS is still to new, we just have to wait a little more....

  • La verdad yo tenia windows vista en su version de 64 bits y no me daba muchos problemas pero ya que cambie a windows 7 64 bits professional la verdad es que me siento mas contento que nunca de haberlo hecho es mucho mas fluido que vista y mucho menos problematico 0 problemas desde que lo e instalado es la mejor opcion la verdad el sistema consiguio quedarse con lo mejor de vista y prefeccionarlo haciendolo mas fluido mi laptop lo jala al 100% y la verdad me encanto todo pues personalizar con mejor interfaz 100% recomendable amo mi laptop otra vez gracias a windows 7 ya que windows vista me gustaba mucho pero ahora que tengo windows 7 puedo decir que vista es el sistema mas problematico que e tenido gracias microsft por crear este gran sistema un saludo a todos sus creadores hicieron una obra maestra

  • Well deserved I must say... worlds better than previous OS's

  • @ Arizona

    i dont know what makes you say that!

    but i my opinion Windows 7 is much better if we compare it with the windows vista!

    i feel huge difference the moment i used windows 7!

    -adil

  • @ Arizona

    i dont know what makes you say that!

    but i my opinion Windows 7 is much better if we compare it with the windows vista!

    i feel huge difference the moment i used windows 7!

    -adil

  • I am going to be like Windows 7 and NOT RESPOND!!!!  FIX THIS ISSUE before those 90 million people go to APPLE!!!!!  NOT RESPONDING, NOT RESPONDING, NOT RESPONDING, NOT RESPONDING.  Windows 7 is a rip-off.

  • Windows 7 is a lot better compared to Vista (I mean a looooot) :) now I'm happy 7 user, everything is fine and up, perfect performance on my notebook. Good luck with sales, I think it will be the new "leader" OS in the market.

  • how can i recive my free copy of windeows 7 i mean ive had microsoft products for years and i have no recived 1 free thing from microsoft so its time to give back microsoft ive bought a number of pcs with your guyses product and i have yet to see a free copy of windeows 7 ultimate i mean wheres my free copy you guys

  • robinb9

    Just put the old quicklauch back and unpin all the programs from the taskbar, or at least the ones that crash.  That should help.

  • Many people like me really loved the quicklauch luckily it can be put back on any Windows 7 rig by following the instructions here:

    www.howtogeek.com/.../add-the-quick-launch-bar-to-the-taskbar-in-windows-7

    You can also change the Task Menu and Start Menu Properties to only show small icons which can make things look nice and compact.

    www.doztech.net/.../how-to-use-small-icons-on-the-windows-7-taskbar

    Windows 7 can be great you just need to tweak it to your personality.

  • robinb9
    3 Posts

    hmmm, it hiccuped  and said there was an error the first time that is why you see two posts, sorry for that

    robin

  • robinb9
    3 Posts

    I like Windows 7, it is way better than Vista which I hated,  but i do not like the Quick Launch Bar.  I am finding that some of my clients are not looking there before they shut down Windows, to see if any of their programs are still open and some of them wind up crashing.

    In beta when i tested it I asked on the Windows 7 beta forum if something could either flash or something can be written over an open program saying "this program is still running"

    So those who have open programs close them first.

    It is way too confusing when looking at it because they all look alike- open or closed.

    robin

  • robinb9
    3 Posts

    I really like Windows 7, it crashes less, runs much better than Vista.  The only thing i do not like is the Quick Launch Bar.

    The problem is and i said this in the Windows 7 forum when i beta tested it, is unless you scroll over the icons there is no way to tell a program is open.  What I am finding from clients that they are crashing some programs because they are not remembering to put the cursor over them to see what is closed and just shutting down the computer.

    In beta I asked if something could flash or something written over the icon saying "this program is still running" so the user shuts down the program before shutting down the OS.

    robin

  • RevRedDog
    17 Posts

    Thursday, March 4, 2010 11:16 am

    Matt Cameron posted a comment titled: Reply to comment

    Matt Cameron posted the following comment on your profile:

    "Don't tell me how great Windows 7 is at the very same time you make it so that the AVERAGE AMERICAN cannot afford to upgrade their 3 PC's"

    Maybe you're just lower than average. Your comments seem to be.

  • Heh, these comments prove you cant please everyone, especially TROLLS.

  • RevRedDog
    17 Posts

    It's great to see that posters like Mr. Cameron decide that posting personal attacks on my profile is ok. It's a sad situation for said person when they feel it's ok to personally attack a person that has an opinion that is different from their own.

    God Bless you Mr. Camerson and God Bless America

  • I'm very proud to be a Windows 7 User and Administrator. This is a great accomplishment for Microsoft, well done.

    @Arizona , Every innovation requires change. If everything always stayed the same as its previous version, how would progress be possible?

    @RevRedDog , Software costs time and money to produce. $149.00 seems like a bargain when you consider what it cost you in development time, training, and money to make your own OS.

  • RevRedDog
    17 Posts

    Any word on the return of the Family Pack?

  • thingy
    2 Posts

    Any word on the share of 64-bit installations?

  • frankwick
    37 Posts

    how about a voice of reason?  I really like Win 7. It's the best desktop OS available now.  I should mention I am the desktop architect for a Fortune 500 company and am currently planning my deployment.   I've been using Win 7 on various machines since the beta period.  Yes, I love Win 7 but it is not perfect.  

    As the posters stated above, some things are harder (more clicks) than with Vista.  For example:

    1.  The task bar is a GREAT piece of programming but as cool as it is, it is much less efficient than the Vista style bar. To get to a specific window from a group (when multiple emails are open or multiple IE tabs) it actually takes 3-4x as long.

    2.  A side effect of the task  bar is the removal of quick launch. Yes, you can argue that the whole task bar is a quick launch, but that's a weak argument. The quick launch icons occupied very little space. Not true for the behemoths on the win 7 bar. Quick launch was great for people not really comfortable with a PC. I could load up the show desktop icon, the snipping tool, etc…  These are utility icons that don’t really need massive Win 7 icons.

    3. Another side effect is the moving of the show desktop icon.  The new location is in the most inconvenient spot possible on the screen. Really, the bottom right beside the clock?  How is that intuitive?  

    4. What is the purpose of aero peek?  It's cool, yes, but what is the purpose?  Why do I need to hover over that inconvenient place on my screen to see my desktop? It must be clicked on to be actually useful.

  • RevRedDog
    17 Posts

    Greedy Micro$$oft $trikes again.

    Just when the holidays roll around and people would like to buy items for their PC's Micro$$oft pulls the Windows 7 Family Pack.

    I have 3 PC's in my house that I was going to upgrade from XP to Window$ 7 for the New Year.

    At $149.00 I can make that worthwhile.

    At $357.00 ($119 ea PC) I cannot afford it.

    Looks like 2010 is the year we stay with Window$ XP.

    Thanks again Micro$oft!

  • 7flavor
    352 Posts

    There are several but I find the lack of ability to disable auto sort in List and details views, and auto arrange in icon views immensely frustrating. I would also like the overlay icon back for shared folders. And having the sort and filtering bar in Windows Explorer back for all views like Vista so we don't have to right-click, click, click, right-click, click, click. And ability to override autologon by pressing the SHIFT key before logon like XP/Server 2003. And can we have the Column provider shell extension back? It was very useful for certain dynamic file properties like size, extension which the Property System in Vista doesn't/can't index.

  • @Arizona, sorry you are unhappy. What "basic functionality" are you referring to that has been taken away?

    @7flavor, what features specificallywere removed you're finding that you're missing?

  • 7flavor
    352 Posts

    Well I'd be glad if Service Pack 1 actually fixed some of the usability, UI and feature removal issues instead of being just a regular service pack incorporating hotfixes.

  • Arizona
    1 Posts

    Windows 7 SUCKS!!!!  BASIC functionality has been taken away and EVERYTHING is more difficult.  Why do you make things WORSE?????

  • mon-402
    3 Posts

    Well done Microsoft!

    You really deserved it, because your last OS is convincing without making a lot of effort of persuading. People when see and try Window 7, they love it, and that would be the normal result for productive employees.

    I'm really proud of being a loyal customer to Microsoft.