All the talk about Windows 10 in the past few years has been about how it was supposed to revolutionize Windows and the operating system. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced usage figures for Windows 10, and has stated that over 75 million devices are now using Windows 10.
With over 75 million devices using Windows 10, and growing by the day, clearly Windows 10 is a huge success for Microsoft. It started with 14 million devices after 24 hours of release, and that number has clearly exploded in usage for Microsoft, and users love Windows 10.
What Is 75 Million Devices?
The 75 million devices number released from Microsoft counts the number of activated copies of 10, and that is a remarkable number. That shows how popular Windows 10 has gotten on desktops, laptops, tablets, and other devices. It shows that people were very interested in activating it right away.
Part of the huge number of activations had to do with the free upgrade that Microsoft gave to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 users. It has a paid upgrade for those who don’t qualify, or whom are building machines, but that $119 and $199 price point clearly hasn’t scared them away.
Windows 10 Getting Better
Microsoft has not let the success of Windows 10 slow them down, and they have issued 4 major updates since Windows 10 launched. These included security updates, new features, and some fixes. Microsoft is still not releasing much info on the fixes, but they are getting out there.
Microsoft is looking for a one billion devices mark by the late Summer of 2108, and that can clearly happen. This number includes Windows 10 Mobile devices, Windows 10 on Xbox One, and other devices. At 75 million so far, a one billion mark is set for 3 years and is set to achieve.
Windows 10 has been a winner. With 75 million activations, it clearly beats Windows 8.