Windows 10 Version 2004 is Now on One-Third of PCs

Posted on September 29, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 13 Comments

Over 300 million PCs have upgraded to Windows 10 version 2004, based on the latest usage data from AdDuplex.

“[Windows 10 version 2004] is now on more than 33 percent of Windows 10 PCs, the latest AdDuplex report notes, adding that its data is based on a survey of almost 150,000 PCs.

As you may recall, Windows 10 version 2004 got off to a slow start this year, thanks to massive compatibility and reliability issues. But usage in the new version doubled last month, from 11.6 percent the previous month to 24.1 percent, indicating that most of the issues had been resolved.

This month, the gains weren’t quite as big—usage jumped from 24.1 percent to 33.7 percent, AdDuplex says. But it’s now neck and neck with the most popular Windows 10 version, 1909, which has 34.5 percent usage. And with its predecessor, Windows 10 version 20H2 now finalized, it still has a few months to reach its usage apex. Maybe more, if 20H2 has issues too.

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Comments (14)

14 responses to “Windows 10 Version 2004 is Now on One-Third of PCs”

  1. proftheory

    Well (3) of those are mine. I still have one PC running XP Pro because of DX9 (Star Wars Jedi Outcast, Academy). Oh and one PC running Win 8.1 Media Canter, Win 10 1909.

  2. t-b.c

    I wiped an older PC and reinstalled Windows on it yesterday and it would not update from 1909. Every time I checked for updates it said I was up-to-date. I had to manually download and install 2004. So imagine my surprise to see that its usage is so high.

    • hastin

      In reply to t-b.c:

      There's a built in flight queuing that happens so that users who just setup Windows (either from a new OEM device or clean install) with a still supported build don't get inundated by long updates when they are just setting up their machine. I noticed it generally appears as an optional update in Windows Update after about 24-48 hours from install.

  3. qmuzikdirektor

    My Dell desktop successfully updated itself to 2004 on the first attempt. My Asus notebook tried, got a BSOD, and rolled back the changes, whereupon the update stopped showing up. Then it reappeared, and the notebook tried to update again with the same result. Then it happened a third time. As of now, the update is once again showing as "coming soon". Wacky.

  4. dexman335

    My Surface Laptop 1 is fully updated.


    I rolled back my Surface Pro 7 to 1909 due to issues between the touchpad and the ability to disable it when a mouse is in use.

    Pingponged between 1909 and 2004. Problem only appeared with 2004. Problem was not present with 1909. ?

  5. kevinbouwman

    I have been waiting for this update (no pun intended) to say that it seems that Microsoft's goal, by pushing/forcing updates, of getting everyone on the same version of Windows is far from realized. I understand that years ago, versions of this article showing Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 represented a larger difference than today's version with different flavors of Windows 10 only, but still, it seems hard to believe now that we will ever see fewer than three significantly represented versions at a time.


    It would really be interesting to see this chart for each quarter as far back as Paul can go as an animation.

  6. brettscoast

    Will 20H2 be the actual official release name for this update or is that still to be decided?

  7. chrishilton1

    I still can't get 2004 by running Windows Update on Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and a HP modern desktop. The blockers are still in place.

  8. JerryH

    Microsoft really needs to do a better job getting the blockers removed from devices earlier (like during the testing phase). That Conexant driver issue has been blocking a lot of devices for a long time.

  9. bleeman

    My Surface Pro 2017 finally had the block removed about 10-20 days ago (I forgot exactly when). My Surface Studio 2 and my wife's Surface Laptop have all had it for quite some time.

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