Windows 10 Version 20H2 Edges Up in Usage

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 6 Comments

Windows 10 Version 20H2 added three percentage points to its usage share figure for January, but it’s still in third place among Windows 10 versions.

“[Windows 10 version 20H2] adds another 3 percent to its Windows 10 usage share for a total of 16.8 percent,” AdDuplex notes in its latest usage share report, noting that it was based on a survey of close to 80,000 Windows 10 PCs. “In January, Windows 10 [version] 20H2 [usage] grew slower than it did in any of the previous months.”

Windows 10 version 2004 is still the number one version of Windows 10 with about 40 percent usage, essentially unchanged from last month. And version 1909 is in second place, still, with 31.2 percent share, only down slightly from the previous month.

Put simply, not much has changed this month.

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6 responses to “Windows 10 Version 20H2 Edges Up in Usage”

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    madthinus

    This enabling package migration is still weird to me, why is it rolling so slowly out. More to the point, why even bother with it at all.

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    StagyarZilDoggo

    1903 at 6.6% is a bit alarming, since it's been out of support for more than a month now. Not as bad as Windows 7 around 20%, but still...

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    greatrexmark

    Quick question for the forum. Has anyone been stuck on a version because windows hasn't updated through windows update? I have 1909 but only got it recently when microsoft upgraded me (i think that was because of end of support for the previous version)


    I have the information telling me the may 2020 update is on its way but still dont know how to unblock it. If i wait until end of support for 1909, what version do you think i will get when it updates? I know i could update manually but id prefer windows update to do it (i have another system where i upgraded it myself and had a few issues and had to do a clean install) would love to know others experiences...

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      franktx

      I recently bought a couple of older Lenova refurbished computers with 8 gb of RAM with the earliest version of Windows 10 Pro. They updated to release1903, I think, but would not successfully update to 1909. I thought I was going to remain behind the support cut-off dates forever. But.....all of a sudden Microsoft automatically installs 20H2 easily, and successfully, on both machines. Wow, I'm finally ahead of the power curve, with no effort on my part. It just skipped over 1909 and the other releases.


      That was not previously offered to me as an option. It just happened recently. My thought is that 20H2 is a very stable and accommodating release to upgrade to. You should be able to upgrade to it manually. Just do a google search on upgrading windows 10 manually to 20H2.


      Hope this helps and works for you.


      BTW I love the two Lenova pcs, one is an M90P and the other an M93P. Presently, on each, I have 8gb RAM and a 500gb HDD, but upgrading to 250gb SSDs with 500gb becoming D drive. M90P was about $90 and the M93P was about $120. Fast, fast, fast.



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    kjb434

    Looking at that graphic, it seem Microsoft has been doing a good job of transitioning a bulk of the users to the newer versions. That includes enterprise customers.

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