About One Month Later, Windows 10's Already On 75 Million Devices
Article by George Norman
On 27 Aug 2015
Microsoft released the new Windows 10 operating system on July 29, which means the new OS has been around for about a month. And during this brief time, it managed to find its way onto more than 75 million devices.

Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Windows and Devices, used Twitter to boast about Windows 10’s success. He announced that…


He announced several things actually. Here’s a list:
  • More than 75 million devices are now running Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 is being used in 192 countries around the world.
  • More than 90,000 unique PC or tablet models have been upgraded to Windows 10.
  • People with devices manufactured in 2007 decided to upgrade to Windows 10.
  • Gamers can stream from their Xbox One console to their Windows 10 device. And they managed to stream more than 122 years of gameplay so far.
  • People keep asking Cortana, which is built into Windows 10, to tell them a joke. Microsoft’s intelligent personal assistant has told over half a million jokes since launch.
  • People playing Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta unlocked more than 10 million achievements.
  • Windows Store for Windows 10 has seen 6X more app downloads per device than Windows 8.
Windows 10 is even more successful than its predecessors, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The numbers prove it!

When Windows 7 was released to the public, Microsoft liked to boast how it is the fastest selling OS in history. How does Windows 7 fair against Windows 10? Not so well! People were eager to get Windows 7, but not as eager as they were to get Windows 10. You see, Microsoft sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses in the first 2 months, which averages at 30 million per month. What about Windows 8? Microsoft sold 40 million licenses in the first month, which is better than Windows 7’s success, but significantly lower than Windows 10’s.

But then again, upgrading to Windows 10 is free, so that might explain why people are so eager to get it.

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