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Windows 10 sets one-month OS adoption record

Gregg Keizer | Sept. 2, 2015
But data also shows torrid pace has cooled since early August.

Finally, Net Applications' measurement validated metrics from Irish analytics vendor StatCounter, which has tracked a slowing of Windows 10's upgrade tempo in the past few weeks.

Last month, Net Applications provided weekly breakdowns of Windows 10's user share to Computerworld that showed the new OS added about 4 million machines daily in its upgrade peak during the week of August 2-8, when Windows 10 accounted for 3% of all Windows PCs.

In the three-plus weeks since August 8, Windows 10's share of all Windows PCs grew by another 2.7%, and the device representation by 41 million, for an average daily increase of 1.8 million.

At a 1.8 million-per-day pace -- as unlikely as that would be for Windows 10 to maintain -- Microsoft would reach its 1 billion goal in another 507 days, or in late January 2017, well before its minimum deadline of two years post-launch.

In other words, although statistics may be damned lies, Microsoft currently has a shot of making its 1 billion target.

Windows 10 upgrade pace though august 
Third-party data shows that Windows 10's adoption pace has slowed since the week of August 2-8, when about 4 million systems were added to its rolls daily. Data: Net Applications


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