The latest data from AdDuplex shows that the Fall Creators Update is deployed to over 5 percent of Windows 10 PCs, a far more aggressive rollout than was the case with the previous feature update.
As you may recall, AdDuplex is the largest cross-promotion network for 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 devices people are actually using.
“Fall Creators Update has been out for a week as of this measurement, and it is already on 5.3 percent of PCs running Windows 10,” AdDuplex notes. “Anecdotally, Fall Creators Update is up to a more aggressive start than its predecessor.”
Speaking of which, it’s predecessor—the Creators Update, which first shipped in April—is now on about 75 percent of all Windows 10 PCs, which looks to be about maximum deployment. That said, the Anniversary Update hit 92 percent usage share by the time the CU arrived. And the AU, from mid-2016, is still on over 17 percent of all Windows 10 PCs today.
Looking just at Surface devices, we see more evidence of that anecdotal belief I have that Microsoft is speeding the release of the Fall Creators Update: “Surface Book is already over the 20 percent mark [with Fall Creators Update usage] and the new Surface Pro not far behind,” AdDuplex notes. By comparison, “Surface devices weren’t much ahead of the whole ecosystem when it came to the velocity of the Creators Update … Notably, Surface Pro 3, which was an unexplained holdout in the CU cycle, is quite on par with other models in the Surface lineup this time.”