Microsoft launched Windows 10 in 2015, which they imposed on consumers. But PC gamers especially those who use Steam are looking at Windows 10 like:
How do I know this?
Valve provided a new data gathered in November 2017 through its Steam gaming platform, and it turns out that Steam users still use the 64-bit version of Windows 7 to play their favorite games, even more than Windows 10.
According to Valve, the 64-bit version of Windows 10 experienced a share decrease of -5.44%, while the 32-bit version dropped by 0.09%. Which means that, overall, Windows 10 is currently powering 24.34% of the systems that have Steam installed. The good news is that the Windows OS still remains the leading desktop OS for playing games on Steam and even out of Steam.
Now, this might be open to being persuaded by a strong argument, but I think that Windows 7 is the only operating system that managed to survive the Windows 10 push and Microsoft might have to worry about the fact that users won’t want to let go of Windows 7 even when they stop supporting it in January 2020.