Survey: most Windows users don't plan to upgrade to Windows 8
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Survey: most Windows users don't plan to upgrade to Windows 8


As Microsoft has introduced its latest operating system Windows 8 this week, including a new desktop rebrand dubbed "Metro," CouponCodes4u (www.CouponCodes4u.com), a coupon code website, has conducted an online poll of 2,135 U.S. citizens to discover whether or not people were completely won over by the new Microsoft product and if they'll be upgrading their computers and laptops to the latest operating system any time soon.
 
Respondents were originally asked what type of computer they owned, to which 51% said they owned a netbook, while 27% said they used a laptop and 13% said they still used a desktop computer. Only 9% of users said they owned more than one type of computer, such as a laptop and a desktop.
 
Respondents were then asked what type of Windows operating system they used, to which 56% said Windows 7, while 25% said they still used the XP OS, and 12% said they used Vista on their computer.  When asked whether or not they would be upgrading to the new Windows 8 OS, 67% of respondents said that they would not, while 21% said yes they would. Twelve percent of respondents said they were unsure.
 
Those respondents who answered that they were not planning on upgrading to the new Windows 8 were asked to explain their reasons why, selecting all reasons that applied from a list of possible answers. Sixty-seven percent of respondents felt it was "too geared towards touch screen" and, therefore, didn’t suit their desktop PC or laptop, while 58% cited that Windows 8 seemed "too complicated" and 44% of respondents said that they preferred the Windows OS they were currently using. Thirty-one percent cited a lack of compatible apps and programs as their main reason for not wanting to upgrade, and 25% said Windows 8 didn’t seem "user friendly."
 
However, 45% of the respondents who said that they were planning to upgrade to Windows 8 cited that they were impressed with the new Metro layout and spec, while 39% said that the fact the new OS was faster was a selling point for them and 16% of respondents admitted to being tired of their current Windows program.

 
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