That is, in total. Windows XP was officially retired earlier this year, and even though users and companies are steadily moving away from this old OS, it still powers a substantial amount of PCs.
A new research actually pegs this figure at 8.4% on the desktop front.
Security firm Syscon has compiled these newest statistics that shows that Windows XP is installed on a somewhat manageable 8.4% of desktop computers the world over, while Windows 7 leads the charts with a solid 55.1%.
Windows 8 still has a lot of ground to cover, with its figures of 15.8%.
Now, while these figures for Windows XP are better than what we have been hearing from other market researchers, the Windows 7 store is equally interesting. It will take a big effort from Microsoft to move these users to a newer operating platform.
A 55.1% share is substantial in any industry, and unless Redmond plays its cards just right, we could have something similar to the Windows XP situation on our hands come Windows 7 retirement.
Luckily, with the way Windows 9 development is shaping up, the company just might have a chance!