Windows 10: Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 165
    Windows 8.1.1 64-bit
       01 Aug 2015 #11

    Better make that 13,999,999 because I just got rid of it.

    Well, I'm back on 10162 at present. But I'll be back on 8.1 by morning.

    Might do an upgrade over a quick & dirty 7 install later, or a clean install and stay an insider.

    But I'm not sacrificing my 8.1 licence for this.


    Wenda.
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #12

    Wenda said: View Post
    Better make that 13,999,999 because I just got rid of it.

    Well, I'm back on 10162 at present. But I'll be back on 8.1 by morning.

    Might do an upgrade over a quick & dirty 7 install later, or a clean install and stay an insider.

    But I'm not sacrificing my 8.1 licence for this.


    Wenda.
    Better make that 14,000,003 because I just sacrificed 4 licences, and I don't feel any pain at all, still got one 8.1 licence, but that'll go too. I like 8.1 love 10.
    My motto is, Never look back.
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  3. Posts : 5,011
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       01 Aug 2015 #13

    Wenda said: View Post
    Better make that 13,999,999 because I just got rid of it.

    Well, I'm back on 10162 at present. But I'll be back on 8.1 by morning.

    Might do an upgrade over a quick & dirty 7 install later, or a clean install and stay an insider.

    But I'm not sacrificing my 8.1 licence for this.


    Wenda.
    Wenda, you're not sacrificing your Windows 8.1 license. It's still there any time you want to dump 10 and go back to 8.1. No different than any other Windows upgrade restrictions.
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  4.    01 Aug 2015 #14

    One thing is missing from the Windows 10 experience. Where do we get the Windows 10 sticker for the front of our PC's?

    Last edited by Antilope; 01 Aug 2015 at 17:10.
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  5.    01 Aug 2015 #15

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Statistics can mean anything you want them to.

    I'm running around 20 (yes 20) machines on W10 -- but a lot of these are simply Virtual Machines --I'll bet Ms actually hasn't a clue about the number of Windows 10 installations out there. It can surmise of course how many IT has released or the number of downloads from its servers but it can't possibly know HOW MANY installations people have done (or how many people have obtained W10 from alternative sources).
    Actually, yes. They can. In order to activate Windows 10, each key must be added to MS's Windows 10 database. They can see exactly how many people have upgraded, vs new installs were activated. While they can't tell if people have gone back to an old version, they can at least tell how many people have activated.
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #16

    I wonder how one will convince the IT/Corporate people to upgrade to 10 Enterprise given that a third of the machines where I work still uses Windows XP and believe it or not Pentium 4 processors LOL
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  7.    01 Aug 2015 #17

    Windows 10 is said to be running on 67 million PCs already - Windows 10 Forums


    67 million now.

    A few here will leave and head back to the older versions of windows, most will join the 67 million strong and enjoy windows 10 as a fast and smooth Os. I expect the numbers to grow rapidly also, especially with Microsoft setting bandwidth records.
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  8. Posts : 487
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       01 Aug 2015 #18

    Microsoft will know pretty closely how many downloads have been done.
    They will also know how many COA keys have been used.

    Now will they tell the world the truth or what they want the world to believe??

    Microsoft has a plan. Kind of the drug dealer giving away free samples.
    Hoping that the free samples will bring in paying customers farther down the road. For years this was called Lost Leader Items which is against the law in this country. Problem is know one can prove intent so it's not much of a law.

    The proof in the pudding will be in a little while in the boardroom and share holders meetings.

    Big question:

    Does the give away bring in big bucks. Those are the numbers that will count in the long run. We will just have to wait for those.

    Twenty million free copies has a value of Zero (0).

    One paid for copy has a value of a little over a $100.00.

    The old saying; money talks and B/S walks applies here.
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  9.    01 Aug 2015 #19

    You do realize windows does not make much money form retail purchases of their os? Microsoft reveals how it will make money giving away software | The Verge
    Breaking down Microsofts business | Beyond Devices
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  10. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       01 Aug 2015 #20

    Mystere said: View Post
    Actually, yes. They can. In order to activate Windows 10, each key must be added to MS's Windows 10 database. They can see exactly how many people have upgraded, vs new installs were activated. While they can't tell if people have gone back to an old version, they can at least tell how many people have activated.
    Microsoft should be able to tell if people have gone back to windows 8.1 or 7. Otherwise, how is Microsoft going to know if windows 10 is a success, failure or a draw?
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