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Windows 10 is running on over 75 Million Devices, and that includes over 90,000 unique models of PCs and tablets
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Windows 10 is running on over 75 Million Devices, and that includes over 90,000 unique models of PCs and tablets

by AshwinAugust 27, 2015

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 runs on 50 Million devices.

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And today, the Redmond Company has announced that the number of Windows 10 users has crossed 75 Million.

But this number isn’t accounting for Windows 10 PC users alone, it includes tablets which run the new operating system too. According to, Yusuf Mehdi, the Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Windows, there are now over 90,000 unique computer and tablet models which have upgraded to Windows 10.

The data has been collected from 192 Countries, literally every Country in the World. Of course, we can attribute the majority of users among the 75 Million, as users who upgraded from a genuine license of Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1.

Still, it is an incredible number, and considering that Microsoft had released Windows 10 just about a month ago, it truly is an astonishing feat to achieve in less than 30 days. It is unclear if that number does include the members of the Windows Insider Program, or whether it just takes into account genuine upgrades, but something tells me the odds are in favour of the former.

Mehdi proudly tweeted the stats along with many facts, including one which says that even PCs which were manufactured in 2007 had upgraded to Windows 10.

He also went on to say that Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10 also boasts some impressive usage stats. Cortana, as you may know, responds to voice commands and assists the user smartly with her witty replies. One voice command, which follows the hotword “Hey Cortana”, is “tell me a joke”. Cortana has managed to humor users quiet a bit, and the official word is that she has told over 500,000 jokes since her debut. That’s no joke, I assure you.

One major component of Windows 10, which I did not expect to be overly popular, is the Windows Store. According to Microsoft, the Windows Store for Windows 10 has seen a drastic boost in its usage. The Store now boasts six times the app downloads per device, than what it managed on Windows 8 and 8.1. I think this may be due to the fact that Windows 10 has windowed Store Apps, which increases the odds of users finding them useful.

You can read the other stats which Mehdi, shared at Microsoft’s official blog.

Microsoft’s target of 1 Billion installs of Windows 10 by the year 2017 is looking realistic, with each passing day, and this will only be further aided by the fact that the free Windows 10 upgrade is yet to roll out to all users, so we could see a surge in the numbers in the coming months.

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