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Microsoft Windows 10 operating on 800 million devices globally

Microsoft Windows 10 operating on 800 million devices globally”

It took three years and eight months for Windows 10 to reach 800 million users since it was released in July 2015.

"Thank you to all our customers and partners for helping us achieve 800 million #Windows10 devices and the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows", he tweeted on March 7.

Microsoft Windows 10 is now running on 800 million devices. The significant aspect of Windows 10 is that customers are provided with two major updates every year instead of monthly and periodic update rollouts.

Are you still on Windows 7?

Back when Microsoft first launched Windows 10, the company set out a goal to reach 1 billion devices by 2018.

Net Applications' measurements include only personal computers; Microsoft's count also covers Xbox consoles, tablets and what few Windows-powered smartphones remain running.

While this poll is in no way an accurate picture of the real world, considering our tech-aware community that doesn't always hit on the "update/upgrade" button, it does show a prevalent love for Windows 7. Microsoft has been pushing for businesses to migrate to Windows 10 for years, of course, but a variety of factors have kept Windows 7 in place for large numbers of companies. Microsoft's end of support date for Windows 7 is now less than a year away, set for January 14, 2020. The announcement comes only six months after the US technology major reached the 700 million milestone. Since then though, the operating system has surpassed Windows 7 in total installs.

Microsoft's milestone of having one billion Windows 10 users may be around the corner. Using the 12-month average change in user share, Computerworld recently forecast that almost 41% of all Windows PCs will be running Windows 7 at the moment it falls off Microsoft's support list.



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