Windows 7 has sold 400 million licenses

During the Day 1 keynote of our annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 has officially sold 400 million licenses to-date.

That equates to 7 copies of Windows 7 sold a second.

Windows 7 is now running on 27.13% of all PCs worldwide. And of PCs running Windows 7 in the U.S., Internet Explorer 9 is now the most popular modern browser. Internet Explorer 9 is running on 17% of Windows 7 PCs worldwide.

The new line from Microsoft is..

Windows 7 is the path to Windows 8.

Watch out for that tag line…

They believe that in the future, enterprise environments will be running a combination of Windows 8 devices and apps alongside Windows 7 PCs and apps.

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (

  • timotim

    And there’s people out here that think 26 million iPads sold is a huge number for Windows 8 overcome…go figure.