Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide

Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide in 2024

Published on: June 23, 2023
Last Updated: June 23, 2023

Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide in 2024

Published on: June 23, 2023
Last Updated: June 23, 2023

One of the most widely used devices is the desktop PC.

Microsoft Windows is the leading and most used desktop operating system worldwide.

Its competitor Apple macOS was next on the list.

A Windows desktop has a work area, taskbar, notification area, and start button where people perform their work, and store their documents.

The Windows desktop operating system worldwide dominates the market with more than 75% market share as of November 2022.

Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide in 2024

Microsoft Windows leads the desktop operating systems around the world in 2022.

Almost 8 out of 10 people use desktop Windows.

Some of the notable desktop Windows versions are Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows 95.

As of November 2022, Windows 10 had the highest market share among all the versions of desktop Windows, with a 69.75% market share. 

Let’s take a look at the desktop Windows version market share worldwide in November 2022:

  • Windows 10 claimed a market share of 69.75% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022
  • Windows 11 claimed a market share of 16.13% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022
  • Windows 7 claimed a market share of 10.25% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022
  • Windows 8.1 claimed a market share of 2.53% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022
  • Windows 8 claimed a market share of 0.79% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022
  • Windows XP claimed a market share of 0.4% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022

Windows 10

Windows 10

One of the most popular Microsoft operating systems for desktops is Windows 10. It dominates the desktop Windows version market in 2022.

Although it dominates the market, its market share in November 2022 is down by 1.51% compared to the prior month.

Below is the market share of Windows 10 in the desktop Windows version market worldwide from January to November 2022:

  • Windows 10 recorded an 81.15% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in January 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 75.47% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in February 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 74.82% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in March 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 73.12% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in April 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 71.82% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in May 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 73.45% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in June 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 72.22% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in July 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 71.91% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in August 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 71.88% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in September 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 71.26% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in October 2022
  • Windows 10 recorded a 69.75% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022

Windows 11

Windows 11

Windows 11 is the second-most used desktop Windows version since August 2022. It surpassed Windows 7 by 2.04% from the 11.04% market share of Windows 7.

In November 2022, it acquired a 16.13% market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide, representing a 0.68% increase from the prior month.

Here is a list of Windows 11 market share in the desktop Windows version market worldwide from January to November 2022:

  • Windows 11 had a market share of 2.6% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in January 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 7.89% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in February 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 8.45% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in March 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 8.91% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in April 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 10.08% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in May 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 10.96% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in June 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 11.77% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in July 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 13.08% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in August 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 13.61% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in September 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 15.45% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in October 2022
  • Windows 11 had a market share of 16.13% in the desktop Windows version market worldwide in November 2022

Windows Desktop Operating Systems Market Share

Windows is the most common and most used desktop computer operating system worldwide, with a 75.11% market share in November 2022.

OS X comes after with a 15.6% market share and Linux with 2.77%.

Here is the market share of Windows in the desktop operating system market from June to November 2022:

  • In June 2022, the Windows desktop operating system market share worldwide reached 76.33%
  • In July 2022, the Windows desktop operating system market share worldwide reached 75.21%
  • In August 2022, the Windows desktop operating system market share worldwide reached 74.73%
  • In September 2022, the Windows desktop operating system market share worldwide reached 75.06%
  • In October 2022, the Windows desktop operating system market share worldwide reached 75.96%
  • In November 2022, the Windows desktop operating system market share worldwide reached 75.11%

How to Know the Version of the Windows Operating System?

Windows

Here are the easy steps to know your desktop Windows version:

  1. Find the Windows logo on your keyboard and press it
  2. Press “R” after pressing the Windows key
  3. Type the word “winver”
  4. Click “OK”

Here is another simple guide to know your desktop Windows version and other operating system information:

  1. Click “Start” at the lower-left side of your screen
  2. Choose “Settings”
  3. Select “System”
  4. Find “About”
  5. Under the “Device Specifications” and “Windows Specifications”, check the system type, edition, and version

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Conclusion

Microsoft Windows released different versions, from Windows 1.0 in 1985 to Windows 11 in 2021.

It offers endless innovation in both internal and external features.

Based on the latest report, Windows was the top desktop operating system in the world, and Windows 10 was the most widely used.

It is followed by Windows 11, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows XP.

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