Windows 10 Already Installed on More Than 75 Million Devices

Windows 10’s launch has been nothing short of extraordinary and recorded over 14 million installs within a 24 hour period. The latest data from Yusuf Mehdi, the Corporate Vice-President of Windows is extremely exciting and indicates over 75 million devices are running Windows 10. This remarkable feat was achieved in a mere 4 weeks, and illustrates how popular the transition to Windows 10 has been. In comparison, Windows 8 took 7 months to reach 60 million installs. However, there are still concerns about Microsoft’s privacy policy in regards to snooping which could have reduced the potential uptake.

Nevertheless, 2.68 million devices per day are being updated to Windows 10 across 192 countries. Yusuf divulged a number of other intriguing statistics which help explain the scale of Windows 10 success. For example, more than 90,000 unique PCs or tablets have upgraded to Windows 10 including devices manufactured in 2007.  In terms of games, 10 million achievements have been unlocked and over 122 years of gameplay streamed from Xbox One to Windows 10 powered devices. On another note, Cortana has told over half a million jokes to amuse Windows 10 users. Also, the Windows Store has received 6 times more app downloads per device than Windows 8.

Microsoft’s free upgrade incentive has really helped push Windows 10 on such a wide scale. Hopefully, if they can reassure customers about their data usage plans, then the numbers could increase at a faster rate. Whatever the case, Windows 10 is a resounding success and Microsoft should be proud of this achievement.

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