Windows 10 Version 20H2 Closes Out 2020 with 13.6 Percent Share

Posted on December 29, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 2 Comments

The latest version of Windows 10, 20H2, has jumped 5 percentage points to 13.6 percent usage share in the final month of 2020. That’s according to the latest report from AdDuplex.

“[Windows 10 version 20H2] adds close to another 5 percent to its market share and is on 13.6 percent of Windows 10 PCs as of the end of December,” AdDuplex explains in the report, which is based on a survey of almost 80,000 Windows 10 PCs.

Windows 10 version 20H2, a very minor cumulative update that’s masquerading as a true feature update, appears to have gotten off to a good—meaning uneventful—start, unlike most recent Windows 10 version updates. It first hit the charts upon its release in October with 1.7 percent usage share among Windows 10 PCs. And then it hit 9 percent in November.

“Windows 10 20H2 grew a bit slower in December than it did in November,” AdDuplex said. “We will see if it picks up the pace after the holidays.”

For December, Windows 10 version 20H2 notches 13.6 percent usage share, making it the third most-used Windows version after version 2004, with 40.4 percent usage, and 1909, with 33.2 percent. All of the Windows 10 versions in the top three saw decent usage gains this past month, actually.

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Comments (2)

2 responses to “Windows 10 Version 20H2 Closes Out 2020 with 13.6 Percent Share”

  1. compsciguy31415

    Well, more than half of Windows 10 systems are using a version less than a year old. This is a good thing.

  2. dftf

    My Toshiba laptop, and two laptops my parents have (one main Dell one, and an older HP kept as a backup) have all made it to 20H2, but by brother's laptop (Asus, I think) is currently stuck on 1909 due to the Conexant audio-driver blocking issue.

    Assuming Microsoft does not resolve this by-the-time 1909 Home and Pro support end (May 2021) what happens -- will monthly-security updates continue until May 2022 (when Enterprise and Education currently go-to) or will it just stop receiving updates?