Windows 10 Sets a New Personal Record with 800 Million Active Devices

Judy Cobb
March 10, 2019

Microsoft Windows 10 is now running on 800 million devices.

Last week, on March 1, Microsoft released a new update KB4482887 for Windows 10, which brought some improvements. The initial hype was great with the company promising entirely new UI when compared with Windows 7 and the ill-fated Windows 8. It took right around three years and eight months for Windows 10 to achieve the goal of 800 million after it was discharged in July 2015, Xinhua news office detailed.

And hitting a billion devices is one of the major goals for Microsoft.

Not surprisingly, Mehdi did not reveal data for the venerable Windows 7, the OS that Windows 10 is supplanting. According to Microsoft's schedule, Windows 7 will stop receiving updates in January 2020, so customers are recommended to begin planning the upgrade to Windows 10 and complete the transition before the deadline is reached.

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However, in the process of improving Windows 10 in a number of areas, gaming suffered.

The company is now finalising its latest Windows 10 update, code-named "19H1" which is expected to reach the existing machines ahead of event leaving room for Microsoft to highlight new features in its upcoming Windows 10 release scheduled for later this year.

The company announced in September 2018 that over 700 million devices were running Windows 10, indicating it had won 100 million new users in less than six months.

Due to this or the decades-long association with Windows 7, a significant portion of Windows 7 users refuse to upgrade to the latest operating system. 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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