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Sales of PCs have continued to drop through 2015, despite (or perhaps because of) Microsoft launching Windows 10. Which prompted us to ponder how long the average computer user actually keeps hold of their computer before upgrading. There’s only one way to find out… Poll!

Mobile Windows Experience

To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Will You Be Getting Windows 10 Mobile? Will You Be Getting Windows 10 Mobile? [MakeUseOf Poll] Will You Be Getting Windows 10 Mobile? [MakeUseOf Poll] Windows Phone is dead, soon to be replaced by Windows 10 Mobile. So, we want to know whether Microsoft latest mobile operating system holds any interest for you. Welcome to this week's MakeUseOf Poll. Read More

Out of a total of 768 votes, 44.3% chose Yes, on an Existing Windows Phone, 26.7% chose Yes, on a Brand New Lumia, 14.2% chose No, I’m Happy With Android, 7.6% chose Maybe, I’ll Read the Reviews, 4.2% chose No, I’m Happy With iOS, 0.8% chose What Is Windows 10 Mobile, and 2.3% chose Other.

These results show that the majority of people currently planning to get Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10 Mobile Launch Details, Facebook Tests Reactions... [Tech News Digest] Windows 10 Mobile Launch Details, Facebook Tests Reactions... [Tech News Digest] Windows 10 Mobile gets dated, Facebook likes Reactions, Jet.com goes free, play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta, Lexus' cardboard electric car, Netflix Settle may save your relationship. Read More are existing Windows Phone users. And as Windows 10 Mobile is a free upgrade for them it’s a no-brainer to switch to Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Still, Microsoft will be pleased to discover that a healthy percentage of those who voted are planning on purchasing brand new Lumia handsets, while others are waiting to be swayed by the reviews. The company needs Windows 10 Mobile to succeed, so positive reviews are essential.

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Comment of the Week

We received a lot of great comments, including those from Shanaka Munasinghe, Bob Gualtieri, and Yodi Collins. Comment of the Week goes to James Bassett, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment Will You Be Getting Windows 10 Mobile? [MakeUseOf Poll] Will You Be Getting Windows 10 Mobile? [MakeUseOf Poll] Windows Phone is dead, soon to be replaced by Windows 10 Mobile. So, we want to know whether Microsoft latest mobile operating system holds any interest for you. Welcome to this week's MakeUseOf Poll. Read More :

I have a Windows Phone but won’t be accepting the update to Windows 10. It seems to destroy many of the things I like most about Windows Phone.

We chose this comment because it represents an unusual point of view, namely someone who was/is a big fan of Windows Phone who doesn’t want to upgrade to Windows 10. This isn’t the feeling amongst most of the Windows Phone fans Why You Should Consider Switching To Windows Phone [Opinion] Why You Should Consider Switching To Windows Phone [Opinion] I want Windows Phone to succeed. The problem is persuading you Apple fanboys and Google droids to give Windows Phone a chance. Read More we polled, but this person is certainly entitled to their opinion. Perhaps they will change their mind if and when they actually try Windows 10 Mobile.

Decrepit Computers

Both Gartner and IDC recently revealed that PC sales have fallen over the summer No One Buys PCs Any More, Get Cortana on the Xbox One... [Tech News Digest] No One Buys PCs Any More, Get Cortana on the Xbox One... [Tech News Digest] The PC loses out to mobile, how to get Cortana on the Xbox One, how to use the Google app, Overcast goes free on iOS, the new PlayStation 4 remote, and smashing 30 iPhones up... Read More , with a drop of between 7.7 percent and 10.8 percent. HP, Lenovo, and Dell have all experienced small declines, while Acer and Asus experienced larger declines. Apple appears to be weathering the storm, being somewhat immune thanks to its legion of fans Goodbye, Apple Fanboys: Is The Internet Falling Out Of Love With Cupertino? Goodbye, Apple Fanboys: Is The Internet Falling Out Of Love With Cupertino? Recent headlines make us wonder: is Apple finally losing its sheen? Are the fanboys disappearing? Read More .

People aren’t buying new PCs in the numbers they once were doing. And the launch of Windows 10 Windows 10 Release Day: Everything You Need to Know Windows 10 Release Day: Everything You Need to Know The final version of Windows will be released on July 29th, but a lot of things remain nebulous. We have compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions around Windows 10 and its release. Read More doesn’t appear to have helped in the slightest. So, with that in mind, we want to know how old the PC you’re currently using is. It doesn’t matter if you have upgraded certain components; as we’re talking about the core system.

Once you have voted in the poll above, please explain in the comments section below why you voted that way. If you have bought a PC recently, what prompted you to do so? If you are still using an old PC, what is putting you off purchasing a new one? Is Windows 10 a factor?

The more information you can provide with your comment, the more accurate our conclusions can be based on the results. The best comment of the week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. At least until we all meet back here again this time next week with a new question.

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