A new survey of over 10,000 users has found that Microsoft has been making a major mistake by pushing Windows 10 on people who want to upgrade to the company’s flagship operating system.
The survey, carried out by mobile analytics firm Quantcast, also revealed that Microsoft’s flagship OS is only popular with those who are over the age of 30.
Quantcast found that people who are between 30 and 50 were more than twice as likely to own a Windows 10 device as those aged between 20 and 34, but only a third as likely as those between 35 and 49.
According to Quantcast the average age of Windows 10 owners is now 30, but those over the Age of 25 were more likely to be running the OS than those under the age-group.
Despite Microsoft’s insistence that Windows 10 is a safe upgrade, users have been warning for a long time about the dangers of this new OS.
“I am over the legal age of majority, so my PC is Windows 10 and I can’t run it,” one user, who asked not to be named, told the news site.
Another user said that he was planning to use the software as his main operating system for years to come, but that he didn’t want to pay a premium to upgrade.
“I think I will stick with Windows 10, but if I have to buy a new PC every year, I will switch to another OS,” he said.
Microsoft’s response was to offer a free upgrade for those who want it, but this offer has been widely criticised.
A number of other users have also spoken out in support of the OS, and Microsoft has promised to make an update to address some of the problems with the update.
It remains to be seen whether Microsoft will be able to pull off the upgrade to Windows 10 without the full support of its users.
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