Windows 10 Hits the 75 Million Users Mark

Posted on Aug 26 2015 - 5:37pm by Robert

The recent launch of the new Windows 10 has proved to be a stunning success. A month after being launched it is already on 75 million computers across the glove.

The figure was revealed by Windows corporate marketing boss Yusuf Mehdi, who tweeted the news to the public. This fast uptake of the new version of Windows compares favourably to Window 8, which took around half a year for 100 million people to take it up.

Of course, the fact that Windows 10 is a free upgrade is a huge part of the reason why so many people have already switched over to it.

14 Million Upgrades in the First Day

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However, the incredibly fast uptake also seems to suggest that Microsoft’s strategy of building a long lasting and popular platform has been a success so far. So much so in fact that 14 million devices were upgraded in the first 24 hours after the launch of Windows 10.

Some more interesting facts for Mehdi’s tweets include the fact that over 90,000 unique PC and tablet models have had the new platform downloaded to them in 192 different countries. He also pointed out that more than 122 years of gameplay have been streamed from Xbox One devices to PCs running Windows PCs. Finally, the new Windows version has had 6 times more app downloads for each device than Windows 8.

This far higher figure for downloaded apps is hugely important to Microsoft, as one of their main reasons for making Windows 10 free appears to have been a desire to get more users to download their apps.

Have you tried Windows 10 yet or are you planning to do it soon?

image courtest of Microsoft

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