Microsoft have announced that its profits had risen by 35% over the first quarter of 2010 and is due to the popular Windows 7 operating system.
Window 7 has made Microsoft a profit of nearly $4 billion or £2.6 billion and has seen good growth from its Bing search engine and also Xbox live.
Microsoft’s sales have risen by nearly 6% compared with the same quarter this time last year and have hit over $14 billion.
The Windows 7 operating system has been Microsoft’s biggest seller and comes after the disappointing sales of Windows Vista.
Microsoft has been the first software company to report on their current earnings.
Apple and Yahoo earlier this week both announced that profits this had risen.