Windows 10 reaches over 75 million installs in the first four weeks

Over 75 million computers are now running Windows 10, which signal a positive jump start to reach 1 billion installs in the next 3 years.

Windows 10 PC and phone sitting on a table

Microsoft officially reports that Windows 10 is now installed on over 75 million computers around the world. Only after four weeks of being released, Microsoft’s head of marketing, Yusuf Mehdi, revealed today via Twitter that there are over 75 million PCs running Windows 10.

Previously, the software maker revealed that 14 million computers were upgraded in the first 24 hours after the official release in July 29, 2015.

This is a huge number that shows a strong adoption of the new operating system, but it’s not only because Windows 10 represents one of the biggest releases ever. It’s also because the company is rolling out Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.

The numbers are solid and we can only expect more computers being upgraded to the latest version of the operating system. When the company released Windows 8, it took two months to reach 60 million licenses sale and another four months to sale a total of 100 million licenses.

In addition, Yusuf Mehdi announced a few other interesting statistics, such as “more than 90,000 unique PC or tablet models have upgraded to Windows 10”, and the new operating system “is running in 192 countries, virtually every country on the planet”.

Windows 10 is even running on devices “manufactured in 2007”, and users have streamed over 122 years of Xbox One gameplay through the Xbox app.

Perhaps one interesting piece of information is Microsoft reporting that it’s been seeing a growth of Windows Store app downloads since Windows 10 launch – according to the company “6x more app download per device than Windows 8”.

Since launch millions of users have been trying to upgrade, but because the company is not upgrading everyone at once many have tried to jump the queue to get upgraded.

If you haven’t upgraded, you can use these guides to make the move:

However, if you want to start fresh with Windows 10, you can always perform a clean installation of Windows 10 to remove everything and start clean from scratch.

So, what do you think? Is Windows 10 a success? Are you already running the new operating system? Tell us in the comments below.

Source Twitter (@yusuf_i_mehdi)

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