Windows 10 Version 1809 Staggers Past 26 Percent Usage Share

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 13 Comments

Usage of the latest Windows 10 version is up only slightly over the previous month, suggesting that many PCs will simply skip this one.

“The Windows 10 October 2018 Update [1809] has added just a little over 5 percent to its [usage] share this month,” the latest AdDuplex report notes.  “It looks more and more likely that Microsoft seems to be giving up on it in favor of upgrading users straight to the next version … It doesn’t seem likely that O18U will reach even half of Windows 10 PCs before April 2019 Update starts rolling out.”

As you may recall, AdDuplex data last month showed that usage of Windows 10 version 1809 had risen to just over 21 percent of all Windows 10 versions; it was just 12.4 percent in January. This month, usage grew to 26.4 percent, so growth has already slowed dramatically.

AdDuplex didn’t address Surface PC usage this month.

But the firm did note the passing of Microsoft MVP and friend of the community Atta Elayyan, who was sadly killed in the Christchurch terrorist attack. I would also like to ask that readers consider supporting Atta’s family via a Givealittle campaign.

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