October 2018 Update Barely Impacts Windows 10 Usages Stats

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 4 Comments

Not surprisingly, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update—which was released and then quickly pulled—barely impacted this month’s Windows 10 usage numbers.

“As Windows 10 October 2018 Update went out to ‘seekers’ on October 2nd and then was pulled back before it went to everyone else, it didn’t get a chance to make a serious dent in the April Update numbers,” the latest AdDuplex report explains.

And sure enough, Windows 10 version 1809—the version acquired by installing the October 2018 Update—landed on only 2.3 percent of all Windows 10 PCs in use out in the wild. This is behind Windows 10 version 1803, with 88.3 percent usage, and Windows 10 version 1709, with 4.6 percent.

Only Windows 10 version 1703 (1.8 percent), Windows 10 version 1511 (.5 percent), and the original version of Windows 10 (.3 percent) accounted for less usage in October.

As of this writing—the last day of October—Microsoft has yet to reissue the October 2018 Update, so it’s perilously close to missing the update’s namesake. Microsoft faced a similar embarrassment earlier this year when the April 2018 Update had similar problems and was delayed for weeks.

“The October Update is just a small blip on the historical chart for now,” AdDuplex notes. “In a month we will see if a fixed version will be pushed as aggressively as the last couple releases, or if Microsoft will try to play it safe after the latest setback.”


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4 responses to “October 2018 Update Barely Impacts Windows 10 Usages Stats”

  1. dontbe evil

    maybe because it's not officially released yet?