Windows 10 hits 400 million installs

Windows 10 hits 400 million installs
Windows 10 is now running on 400 million active devices worldwide, Microsoft announced, which is a significant milestone for the OS, considering troubled adoption rates on mobile. “Active devices”, in this case, are defined as devices that have been active in the last 28 days. The number of installs has grown quite a bit since May, when Microsoft hit the 300 million mark, but it should be noted that the figure encompasses Windows 10 use on all eligible platforms, spanning across desktop computers, tablets, phones, Surface Hubs, Xbox One consoles, and even HoloLens headsets (of which there are not that many out there).

Microsoft's original goal was to have Windows 10 running on one billion devices by 2018, which has since proven unrealistic, and the company had to backtrack on its statement. Microsoft is still anticipating to hit the coveted one billion milestone, but is not committing itself to reaching this goal in a specific time frame.

Among other announcements, the company also hinted that members of the Windows Insider test program will soon be able to get their hands on early Windows “Redstone 2” builds, as well as the updated Edge browser. Microsoft's proprietary browser will soon receive a much-welcomed security feature in the form Container-based isolation. This feature will allow potentially malicious code to be isolated in “containers”, as to not affect an entire network.

via: TechCrunch

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12 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

the OS will likely grow to 500 million by febuary,especially when enterprises are begining to upgrade their systems

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Windows 10 and NOT Windows 10 Mobile, eh? I thought... Well, you know... Anyhow, Lets see how Surface & HP Elite X3 goes... These two phones will seal the fate of Windows 10 "Mobile"... If the succeed, W10M... If they fall, W10M will fall... "Together we stand, divided we fall..." G'Day!

7. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

general windows 10 :phones,pc,tablets,xbox,IOTs,hololens,surface hubs etc

10. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

For the most part Windows 10 Mobile will rely entirely on enterprise use the next 12 months at least. Barely anyone would want to buy a phone like HP Elite X3 and use as a daily driver.

8. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I'm a windows user because this is what they provide to me at work. I don't like it but for Microsoft I am part of their users. I guess there will be millions like me around.

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

report from DIGITIMES says that OEMs wont be able to meet notebook demand this winter as the demands skyrockets. There is also a report that microsoft is about to start receiving 'desktop apps' in their windows store.this will increase developers' interest

4. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Thas less than 10.... iOS 10

5. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Why don't people want to upgrade, I genuinely don't get it? It's a faster and more secure? New and more features. Why not do it?

11. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Why don't people want to upgrade to 10? Simple! Being spied upon by Microsoft is what makes some of the users stay on their current OS. The incapable of running some old apps means the reliability is reduced. And the uncontrollable updates for those home users means that the PC that runs on Windows 10 will automatically restart your device. You'll need to dish out some money to get the premium Windows 10 in order for the updates to be manually updated.

6. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

recently started using Windows again... Windows 10 is buggy for now and I'm not sure if it's the processor I'm using (latest i5) but the system seems to be slower than my tablet. My tablet is really cheap but generally flies in most things and lastly too many apps are just failing for no reason. Yours Kindly Missing Windows 7

9. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Cool story.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I have a 8yr old AMD 940 chip with 4GB ddr2 and it flies on win10. If my pc can do it so can urs. I even us this rig to create 3 models and run visual studio. It is waiting for the am4 to be upgraded this is one of many pcs in the home. All on win10. So I would say, backup and use the windows refresh option. Use xcopy to clone ur HDD for backup. Also if u don't have an ssd it could be your hdd. A simple ssd does wonders. I have a old intel that ran winxp, updated to win10 and few bucks for ssd and it now flies too.

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