Microsoft Windows 10 Reached 14 Million Installs Within 24 Hours Of Its Launch
Microsoft in its official blog has talked about the first 24 hours of the Windows 10 rollout, noting that the OS is now on 14 million machines, and reiterating some support channels through which users can ask questions about their upgrade if you run into issues. Microsoft says the 14 million installs includes some copies installed on new computers sold in stores.
As we've shared, our top priority has been ensuring that everyone has a great upgrade experience, so, we are carefully rolling out Windows 10 in phases, delivering Windows 10 first to our Windows Insiders. While we now have more than 14 million devices running Windows 10, we still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade. Rest assured we are working 24×7 to continue the upgrade process and are prioritizing the quality of your upgrade experience over anything else. We are grateful for your excitement and enthusiasm and we appreciate your patience over the days and weeks ahead as we carefully roll out Windows 10 in phases to all of you that have reserved.
Microsoft is happy with the favorable reaction from critics and users, with reviewers calling the new Windows an improvement over the last version. Microsoft notes that not everyone who reserved an upgrade has gotten it yet, but says the rollout will continue in phases over the next few weeks. The company also notes that prioritizing the quality of the upgrade experience over anything else and still has "many more" upgrades to go before it delivers the OS to all who reserved.
Windows 10 is the first major version of Windows to be made free for most consumers, so Microsoft is expecting a faster upgrade pace than usual, especially considering how much of an improvement Windows 10 is over Windows 8. It will be interesting to see how widespread adoption becomes in the coming weeks.
Source: Windows Blog