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Over 75 million devices now running Windows 10

Windows 10 installed on more than 75 million devices
Yusuf Mehdi's Twitter message
Less than a month since its release, Windows 10 has been installed on more than 75 million devices.

Microsoft Windows 10 arrived on July 29 reaching 14 million devices within the first 24 hours since launch. The Redmond giant unveiled their plan to have it running on over a billion devices, and it looks like it will take more than a year to get there. The Windows 10 adoption rate decreased after the first days, and the first month since launch will soon end with less than 100 million devices running this last-gen OS.

Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi tweeted earlier today the status of Windows 10 installs. His tweet reads the following: "1. #Windows10: More than 75 million devices running Windows 10 – and growing every day. 1/10" and most replies are divided into three categories.

First, there are the users who upgraded and are very happy with Windows 10, then those still waiting to receive the update notification, but also quite a few complaining of various issues, including corrupted hard drives on install/update or programs no longer working after the update.

Back in 2012, Microsoft only sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses during the first month since launch, and needed six months to reach the 100 million barrier. The amount of Windows 10 devices should increase a lot once the Lumia smartphones get their update this autumn. Remains to see how big will be the jump.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-08-26 (Update: 2015-08-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.