Windows 10 Version 1909 Usage Jumps to 22.6 Percent

Posted on February 25, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 10 Comments

Windows 10 Version 1909 hit 22.6 percent usage this month, AdDuplex says, up from 15.2 percent this past January.

“[Windows 10 version 1909] is now on 22.6 percent of Windows 10 PCs,” AdDuplex notes in its latest report, which is based on a survey of about 90,000 PCs. “Interestingly, the pattern of the last update cycle seems to be repeating: The bulk of the growth comes from people upgrading from an OS that was one release behind [in this case Windows 10 version 1809,] and not the last release.”

Windows 10 version 1909 is still the second-most-often-used Windows 10 version, behind version 1903, whose usage is flat month-over-month at 52.9 percent. Overall usage of version 1909 grew over 50 percent since January.

The most interesting stat here, of course, is that over three-quarters of all Windows 10 PCs out in the world are now running a version of the OS that Microsoft released in 2019. Combined, Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909 account for 75.5 percent of all versions currently in use.

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10 responses to “Windows 10 Version 1909 Usage Jumps to 22.6 Percent”

  1. rm

    So, even though there have been bugs, at least Microsoft has been successful at getting computers upgraded to current versions that are more secure. Hopefully they keep improving quality of releases.

  2. evox81

    Is going straight from a pre-1903 version to 1909 actually possible, as it suggests most are doing? I assumed 1903 was a prerequisite.

    • JerryH

      In reply to evox81:

      1903 isn't a prerequisite. But, if you are on 1903, then it only runs a 21 Kb "enablement" package (2 minutes) and then a pretty quick reboot. If you are 1809 (for example) then it runs the type of upgrade people are used to where it runs for quite some time and the takes quite a while.

  3. ghostrider

    After the 1809 fiasco, 1903 was released incredibly slowly - infact, by the time 1909 was released (you know, the version that just enabled features already in 1903), MS still hadn't opened the taps fully on 1903. As has been pointed out, this probably means many upgraded from 1803, but would have had to have gone to 1903 first as 1909 wasn't a 'full upgrade'. Very confusing, and based by the Win10 patch quality so far in 2020, I'd be very hesitant about upgrading to 2004 on day 1 too, or day 30 for that matter.

  4. madthinus

    This seems really slow to me. I would have thought that they be more aggressive on this rollout. Fold up the 1903 into 1909 in a much more aggressive way. Could be that it is due to corporate customers control and how they deploy these updates, but still.

  5. Greg Green

    So for consumers 8% are no longer supported and an additional 69% lose support this year. Three quarters of Win 10 non enterprise users will not be supported by the end of the year. For enterprise over 58% lose support this year. That seems pretty high.

    This still doesn’t seem like a good idea.

  6. snowdragon

    I just upgraded to Win10 version 1909 on the 14th of February 2020, when Win7 was no longer being updated by Microsoft (MS).

    I have to say I'm having a better experience with this version then the one MS gave out years ago. The first one couldn't find my MSI GTX 980 video card. This version of Win10 had problems with my Canon iP1800. Canon doesn't make Win10 drivers, and the ones they have on their site didn't work. I installed the drivers from the CD that came with the printer seems to work fine now.

    I will have to see after a year if the move forward was worth the pain and swearing !!!!

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