About One-Third of Windows 10 Users Have Now Installed the Anniversary Update

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Uncategorized with 0

About One-Third of Windows 10 Users Have Now Installed the Anniversary Update

Winnow, the Windows usage goat, says waaaaah.

New usage data published by AdDuplex suggests that the deployment of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update has almost doubled in the past month. But overall, usage is still pretty low, with only about one-third of all Windows 10 users updated to the latest version.

You may recall that just 16.2 percent of Windows 10-based PCs were running Windows 10 version 1607—that is, Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update—as of August 24. One month later, that number has jumped to 34.5 percent, AdDuplex says. So it’s just about doubled in 30 days.


But 34.5 percent is roughly one-third of all Windows 10 PCs in the world. If we assume, again, about 400 million units, that means that roughly 116 million PCs are running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

By comparison, Windows 10 version 1511 is still dominant, with about 60 percent usage share. That’s down from the 77.2 percent figure from one month ago. Meanwhile, only 5.1 percent of Windows 10 PCs are still using the original, “RTM” (or 1507) version, down from 6.1 percent a month ago.

Windows 10 Mobile saw a similar bump: 82.4 percent of all Windows phones running Windows 10 Mobile are now on version 1607, up from 52.4 percent a month ago. That said, Windows 10 Mobile is only on 14 percent of all Windows phones. By comparison, Netmarketshare says that Windows 10 is now on 23 percent of all PCs.

Note: As you may know, AdDuplex bills itself as the largest cross-promotion network for Windows phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex empowers developers and publishers to promote their apps for free by helping each other. And each month it provides a glimpse at which Windows phone devices people are actually using. And as noted, this month, the data includes PCs too.