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Windows 7 stat attack

Windows 7You've already read the Windows 7 review, you've already swotted up on the first Windows 7 PCs, and may have already received your copy through the post. But what you really want are some Windows 7 stats.

At Windows 7's UK launch event yesterday, news was thin on the ground, but facts and figures came thick and fast. So, here goes.

  • 8 million: Number of people who tested official pre-release versions of Windows 7
  • 7 million: Number of people who got their hands on pre-release versions of Windows 7 via unofficial channels
  • 66: Number of Windows 7 upgrade scenarios - i.e Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate (according to a question from the floor)
  • 14: Number of smooth Windows 7 upgrade scenarios
  • 95%: Windows' share of the consumer operating system market in the UK, according to Microsoft's Ashley Highfield
  • 57%: Percentage of enterprises planning to upgrade their operating systems in the next 18 months, according to Forrester
  • 14 million: Number of PC sales expected in the UK next year
  • 60%: Percentage of UK households with more than two PCs

See our full coverage of Windows 7

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