On December 20, Microsoft shipped an Internet Explorer security fix to the latest Windows 10 Fast ring Insider build, bringing it up to build number 18305.1003. According to Net Market Share, however, Windows 10 now has a usage share of 39.22%, beating Windows 7's 36.90% usage share. Mac OS X 10.14 sits in third place with 4.73 percent, and Windows XP is fourth with 4.54 percent.
It's important to mention that, although this issue will lead to the deactivation of the built-in Windows 10 Administrator, this account should not be used on a daily basis given that all Microsoft operating systems have it disabled by default since Windows 7. According to New Marketshare, in November a year ago Windows 7 held 38.89 percent of the market while Windows 10 was second with 38.14 percent.
Figures from AdDuplex, which suggest that just 6.6 per cent of all Windows 10 machines have been updated to the 1809 version.
Windows 10 Microsoft released Windows 10 in July 2015. Last Windows 10 update rolled out in December, 2018.
It will be interesting to see how Microsoft handles the end of extended support for Windows 7, with such a huge swath of the market still using the aging OS.
Having opened the floodgates to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update as 2018 drew to a close, the gang at Redmond could have been forgiven for expecting a jump from the flatlining usage of the update. Gamers, who still tend to upgrade more frequently than ordinary users, have adopted the newer operating system in much larger numbers. Although the latest OS version has surpassed Windows 7 three years after its launch, indicates how popular Windows 7 has been and still continues to be among users.