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

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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10


    PALO ALTO: Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download.

    That's a far cry from the company's goal of getting Windows 10 onto a billion devices within three years. Microsoft says it's releasing the software in waves to make sure downloads go smoothly.
    Source: Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10 - The Economic Times
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    14M in 2 days is pretty good considering the upgrade waves. Wait until the upgrade waves are over, then update us with the new number.
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    So how many compatible PCs are there? (or how many W7, W8 licences are there?)
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Well according to steam, 95.77 percent of all steam users use windows. And apparently steam has 125 million users. it looks a bit like this..

    Windows 7 64 bit 45.92%
    Windows 8.1 64 bit 31.22%
    Windows 7 9.78%
    Windows 8 64 bit 3.10%
    Windows XP 32 bit 3.07%
    Windows 10 64 bit 1.05%
    Windows 8.1 0.63%
    Windows Vista 32 bit 0.44%
    Windows 8 0.25%
    Windows Vista 64 bit 0.21%
    Windows 10 0.05%

    THEN, we have all the business computers not allowed to use steam. And then we have mobile devices that are eligible for windows 10, including tablets/phones/other small smart devices
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       31 Jul 2015 #5

    There's two more in our house when the notification finally comes through.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6

    Why don't you just download the Iso and update when you want to and not when MS thinks it's time?
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #7

    That's what I did for my computer & sisters laptop.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8

    vgchat said: View Post
    14M in 2 days is pretty good considering the upgrade waves. Wait until the upgrade waves are over, then update us with the new number.
    The referenced article states, quote:

    Microsoft says the 14 million includes some copies installed on new computers sold in stores.
    I am not certain, if the "in stores" also means online stores...

    Then there's the W10 TP users, that has probably shown up the Steam stats, posted by vgchat.

    It's still a good number, regardless how it's diced...
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       31 Jul 2015 #9

    altae said: View Post
    Why don't you just download the Iso and update when you want to and not when MS thinks it's time?
    I can't be bothered. They hardly get used so it'll come when it's ready.
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  10.    01 Aug 2015 #10

    Hi there

    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).

    Until W10 is licensed and activated properly (there's zillions of Free versions being used - legally - such as Insider editions) Ms can't possibly have any idea on the number being used.

    However what Ms CAN say is that W10 has had an infinitely better reception than W8 did and judging by the activity on the W10 Forum lately I would suppose that W10 WILL be a success as far as the number of people using it are concerned. Now whether it will generate piles of CASH for ms is another issue.

    All those freebies out there won't translate into millions lashing out 199 USD for a copy either !!! --I expect the torrents will get busy again with alternative "licensing" methods once the freebies get rained back !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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