Statcounter: Windows 11 market share falls to 26.72%

Statcounter: Windows 11 market share falls to 26.72%

The Statcounter report for March 2024 has been released, providing developers and inquisitive consumers with up-to-date information on a variety of markets and products, including browsers, operating systems, search engines, and other related areas.

According to Statcounter, the market share for Windows 11 in February 2024 was not as high as in previous months. After reaching its peak in January, Microsoft’s newest operating system saw a notable decrease, dropping from 28.18% to 26.72% (-1.46 points). Interestingly, the company has recently begun sending out “invitations to upgrade”to more non-managed devices with Windows 10, but this has not yet resulted in an increase in market share for Windows 11.

Despite previous losses, Windows 10 has managed to regain some of its audience. Currently, its market share sits slightly above 69%, according to Statcounter. This represents an increase of 1.81 points for Windows 10. With its end of life approaching in October 2025, it is likely that Microsoft will accelerate the rollout of Windows 11 to more eligible devices in the near future.

Despite not receiving support, Windows 7, 8.1, and 8 still hold significant market shares. According to Statcounter’s gauges, Windows 7 has a market share of 3.04%, followed by Windows 8.1 at 0.44%, and Windows 8 at 0.29%. Surprisingly, even though mainstream browsers have discontinued support for Windows XP, it still maintains a substantial audience with internet access, registering at 0.39% on Statcounter’s gauges.

According to Statcounter’s report in March 2024, the Windows market is broken down as follows:

  1. Windows 10: 69.04% (+1.81 points)
  2. Windows 11: 26.72% (-1.46 points)
  3. Windows 7: 3.04% (-0.06 points)
  4. Windows 8.1: 0.44% (-0.22 points)
  5. Windows XP: 0.39% (-0.13 points)
A chart showing market shares of different Windows versions

For additional information, please visit the official Statcounter website at

Please note that Statcounter reports may not be entirely accurate. As Microsoft does not release official statistics or breakdowns of Windows versions, users and developers often have to rely on third-party analytics services.

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