Windows 10 Version 2004 Makes Its First Usage Share Appearance

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 15 Comments

The latest version of Windows 10, called 2004, is now in use on 7 percent of Windows 10-based PCs out in the world, according to AdDuplex.

“[Windows 10 version 2004] enters the chart at 7 percent [usage share] after about a month on the market,” the latest AdDuplex report, which is based on a survey of almost 150,000 PCs, notes. “As was the case in the previous cycle, the most popular version of Windows 10 is not the newest and not the one before it. Right now it’s [Windows 10 version 1903], which is two cycles behind the current release at this point.”

Looking at the numbers, it appears that Windows 10 version 2004 impacted the 2019 releases—versions 1903 and 1909—about equally. Usage of Windows 10 version 1903 dipped from 48.2 percent in May to 46.2 percent this month, while usage of version 1909 dropped from 36.4 percent to 35.7 percent.

7 percent may seem slow, but that’s faster than the speed at which its real predecessor, Windows 10 version 1903, rolled out. (Remember, 1909 was just a cumulative update. After about five weeks of availability last year, Windows 10 version 1903 was only on 6.3 percent of PCs.

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16 responses to “Windows 10 Version 2004 Makes Its First Usage Share Appearance”

  1. StagyarZilDoggo

    In reply to red77star:

    Windows 10 is this fragmented because they no longer force the upgrade, except for versions which are about to exit support. There's no reason for the "defer" option anymore - just don't click the "download and install" link.

    • red77star

      In reply to StagyarZilDoggo:

      Most of the Windows users think that there is a reason for the defer therefore Microsoft will keep losing Windows users to Mac OS, iOS, Android.

      • Username

        In reply to red77star:

        most users want to defer Microsoft QC experience

      • terry jones

        In reply to red77star:
        They finally lost me. I've been fighting with the "WIndows Experience" since 1993, and I'm just weary of it.
        I had 1909,delayed the 2004 update for 35 days, it got installed, and now I have the ever lovely "critical error on start menu" on the standard account I use everyday (but not on the admin or my wife's account) Along with blowing out the realtek audio drivers and refusing to reinstall them.
        We're down to one laptop for home use, and I just don't have the patience or the interest anymore to do Microsoft's job for them trying to fix it. I spent a few hours already trying every single solution that google could throw at me, to no avail. The I read somewhere that MS knows about it and will release a fix for it when they get around to it.
        After reading Paul's reviews about the macbook air, that's my next computer. My wife uses a macbook pro for work, so she's already on board with the switch.
        Good news is it's on sale at BestBuy for $899. I usually buy refurb, but apple's refurb price is $849. For another $50 I'll just go ahead and get a new one.
        It's become pretty obvious that MS doesn't give a shit about home users, so I see no reason to reward them with any kind of loyalty.

    • crp0908

      In reply to StagyarZilDoggo:

      Windows 10 is this fragmented because WaaS just doesn't work. Microsoft has been forcing upgrades on out-of-support versions. So why is Windows 10 CU & older still at 1.2%?

  2. mixedfarmer75

    I know the update process has been a bit rocky, but 80% of w10 users are on 2 versions of the os. Would not Microsoft be happy about that? Kind of what they were aiming for is it not?

  3. RobertJasiek

    A major reason for the low percentage is that many PCs are not offered 2004 yet. Other reasons include not wanting the Windows Update change, not having the time yet to fight unwanted telemetry settings, waiting for bug fixes to calm down or absolutely needing a risk-free stable OS.

    • nitron1ck

      In reply to RobertJasiek:
      This is what I am seeing too. It's not available yet on devices that are Intune enrolled and use those Update Rings to get their updates. I raised a ticket with Microsoft on this and they didnt seem to wanna know.

    • ernie

      In reply to RobertJasiek:
      I tell anyone who will listen that if you are not a power user, or are NOT a 'techie', or if you need a solid and reliable computer, it is best to wait about three to four months after the initial release of a new version of Windows 10 to update. This will avoid most reliability issues because most bugs will have been fixed by then.


  4. SvenJ

    Funny thing. I have an 8" NuVision Windows tablet. Intel Atom x5-Z8300, 2G RAM (yes), 32G storage. That guy is installing 2004 as I write this. My Surface Pro 7? Nope. That "device is not quite ready for it", says the helpful notice on the upgrade page. Wonder what is going to change on my Surface Pro 7 to make it ready for the upgrade. Seems more likely the upgrade isn't ready for the Surface, but hey, MS communication.

  5. remc86007

    It is still not available for my Surface Laptop 3. I don't understand why. They supposedly fixed the blocker several weeks ago. There are several things I'm looking forward to on 2004, so I wish they would go ahead and push it to their own current gen devices. My Surface Pro 3 has had it since launch day.

  6. terry jones

    I thought I left a comment here?

    I don't remember posting anything offensive.

    Plus the article says there are 11 comments here, I only see 6.

    What now?

  7. madthinus

    1903 and 1909 is the same thing and equate to 81.9% market share. That is not bad.

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