Windows 10 Adoption Continues to See Steady Gains

Posted on November 20, 2015 by .

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We have reported numerous times on the success and adoption rates of Windows 10. From its conception and release in July of this year, Windows 10 has been steadily adopted for PC users across the globe.

Data recently gathered from Irish analytics company StatCounter, has shown Windows 10 entering into the fourth wave of growth cresting just this week. The week-over-week increases in usage for Windows 10 from its debut in July 2015 has had its ups and downs, but overall results demonstrate a sustainable growth, as demonstrated in the chart below.

Microsoft made the vow at one time that Windows 10 will be on 1 billion devices in 3 years after its release. While that figure seems far-fetched, estimates show there is plausibility if you consider how this holiday season will spark new interest and the highest growth rates for Windows 10 yet.

Just about every brand new PC shipping currently, including new PC-based tablets and 2-in-1 tablets, are including Windows 10 as the operating system choice. With the PC and tablet sales from this holiday season this year alone, it is expected to trump the overall growth for the past few months of Windows 10′s existence.

The free upgrade for current Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users has a lot to do with the growth rates of Windows 10. At the time that Windows 7 was launched, it did not have such an offering updating from Windows Vista or older versions. The same is said about Windows 8 and 8.1, there was no free upgrade option, thus affecting the growth and adoption rates in relation to how Windows 10 is offered for a free upgrade from registered copies of Windows 7 and 8/8.1.

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