The following are examples on why Windows 10 is not doing so well up to this date:
However, their plans suffered a roadblock when they laid off 7,800 in their smartphone business division, writing off the entire value of $7.2 billion they paid to buy out Nokia's phone business in 2014. Earlier this month, the tech giant shut down their phone operations in Finland, with yet more staff layoffs.
Microsoft, when making their prediction on Windows 10 usage, they were hoping to sell 50 million Windows phones on an annual basis. However, sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel suggest that Windows phones only account for 1.6% of all phone sales in North America and 0.4% in China, which is a dismal showing given they are the two largest markets for smartphones.
They also expected adoption numbers to get a boost from businesses starting to use it and because it will be used on new devices Microsoft and its partners are planning. However, demand for Windows 10 looks set to slow in the near future due to declining sales of PCs and that the free OS upgrade ends on July 31. (Editor's Note: Thank goodness, because I'm tired of seeing that message show up on my clients' computers, forcing an update on them when they're barely even used Windows 8 or 8.1.)
There has been much reluctance across the four major sectors in the information technology sector (residential, commercial, educational and governmental), as most have proprietary software such as ADP and Quicken on their computers and are not equipped to operate on Windows 10. Residential customers are reluctant to install the update on their home computers due to the aggressive tactics Microsoft actively uses to force such an update.