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Office 2019 Won't Support Older Versions of Windows

03 February 2018, 03:33 | Hattie Nash

Windows 10 Finally More Popular Than Windows 7 Worldwide: StatCounter

Windows 10 Conquers Windows 7's PC Kingdom For The First Time, Beats Market Share

During the same period, Windows 7 managed to hit 41.86 percent market share.

Larger organizations in particular are still hesitant to migrate because of various concerns, most often the automatic update cadence that Microsoft introduced in Windows 10, Mangan said. However, that figure includes tablets, phones, and Xbox consoles.

However, one can't deny the fact that the latest Windows operating system is definitely getting some traction against Windows 7. It doesn't handle high-resolution displays (or multiple-monitors) very well, there's no built-in support for things like fingerprint readers or Windows Hello facial recognition, and trying to use a touchscreen on something running Windows 7 could be considered a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

As ZDNet's Ed Bott has previously explained, NetMarketShare aims to measure daily unique users within its network, while StatCounter measures total traffic.

And don't even get me started on Windows 7's pitiful stylus support.

Meanwhile, the US Government analytics portal says 21.3 percent of 2.59 billion visitors in the past three months used Windows 10, compared with 19.8 percent Windows 7 devices.

As StatCounter notes, there are geographical differences in when Windows 10 overtook Windows 7.

In November, Microsoft had extended the life of Windows 10 version 1511 by six months.

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Tying Office 2019 to Windows 10 appears to be the latest in a series of moves by Microsoft created to push firms to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1, such as scaling back support for older versions of Windows on newer processors and casting doubt on the security of Windows 7.

Polaris is not the next iteration of Windows but is a brand new version of Windows 10 for desktop PCs.

Microsoft argues that cutting off support for older operating systems will help coordinate updates between Office and Windows.

This update covers Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, and all versions of Windows 10, for client and server.

Presumably, the old end-of-support dates remain the same for Windows 10 Pro and Home edition users. "Microsoft will be hoping that it can replace it a lot quicker than XP, launched in August 2001, which fell below five per cent usage worldwide only in June 2017". Future progress will depend on a flat PC market and commercial upgrades that enterprises may put off for another couple of years.

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