Windows 10 Now Up and Running on 75 million Devices, According to Microsoft

Windows 10 Now Up and Running on 75 million Devices, According to MicrosoftIt hasn’t been a whole month yet, but Windows 10 adoption is continuing at a strong pace, according to Microsoft.

“Within the first 24 hours of Windows 10’s release on July 29, Microsoft said its newest OS was installed on 14 million devices,” according to CNET. “Two weeks after Windows 10’s launch, 12.6 percent of all unique visitors to ZDNet (roughly one out of every eight, including mobile devices) were using Windows 10.”

This week, Microsoft execs said Windows 10 is now installed on more than 75 million devices worldwide. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, actually tweeted the latest update.

“Mehdi also tweeted that Windows 10 has seen more than six times the number of app downloads per device from the Windows Store than Windows 8 did,” noted CNET. “He also said more than 90,000 unique PC and tablet models have upgraded to Windows 10 to date.”

Microsoft began making Windows 10 available to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users as a free upgrade for consumers and some business customers on July 29.

Windows 10 is available in a handful of various editions, the primary four of which are Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education.

Since the July 29 launch, Microsoft has released four cumulative updates for Windows 10 with a variety of fixes, security updates and features. Microsoft is disclosing publicly very little about specific fixes in these updates.

Microsoft officials say the company’s goal is to see Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by late summer 2018.