Windows 10 now installed on more than 75 million devices around the globe



Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public on July 29 and within 24 hours, the operating system had already been installed on 14 million devices. The Redmond-based company’s momentum has shown no signs of slowing down as Windows 10 installations have now passed the 75 million mark just shy of a month in.

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for the Windows and Devices Group, made the announcement earlier today via Twitter.

Breaking the installations down a bit further, Mehdi revealed that more than 90,000 unique PC or tablet models have upgraded to Windows 10 across 192 countries since launch. Even some devices manufactured way back in 2007 have been upgraded, he added.


On the gaming front, Mehdi shared the fact that more than 122 years of gameplay have streamed from Xbox One to Windows 10 devices while some 10 million achievements have been unlocked while playing Solitaire and Minecraft.

Cortana also seems to be popular among Windows 10 users. In response to “tell me a joke,” Microsoft said its virtual assistant has told more than half a million jokes. And in the Windows Store, apps for Windows 10 have already been downloaded six times more per device compared to Windows 8.

If you’re one of the millions that have made the jump to Windows 10, I’d highly recommend checking out our recent article on the top 10 hidden Windows 10 features. For those still on the fence, our Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1 vs Windows 7 performance guide may help in the decision-making process.

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