A new survey finds that consumers are still not willing to switch to a desktop or laptop based on Windows 10, which is expected to be released to the public on March 29.
The survey by IDC found that 79% of respondents are still undecided about which OS to choose when it comes to their future computing choices.
The poll also found that 63% of Windows 10 users have upgraded from Windows 8.1, while 21% have upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.
“Windows 10 continues to be popular in the U.S. and around the world, and its continued popularity has pushed the adoption rate of its OS down to around 50% globally, meaning that more people are using Windows 10 than ever before,” IDC said in a statement.
“However, it is clear that the OS remains highly attractive for a significant number of users, as it offers an excellent range of features for users who want to work and play on their PC, as well as a diverse range of capabilities that make it a solid choice for business, education, and home use.”
The survey of 3,082 respondents was conducted on March 19-21.
The company also noted that Windows 10 adoption has continued to decline over the past few years, with more than 50% of consumers now preferring to use their computer from a desktop.
Windows 10 remains the most popular OS for the majority of consumers.
It is now used by 70% of people who have a smartphone, and by just over 50% on tablets.