Windows 10 Now Installed On Over 75 Million PCs

Posted on August 26, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 0

Windows 10 Now Installed On Over 75 Million PCs

We’re just one month in and Windows 10 is an astonishing success story: Microsoft announced this morning that over 75 million PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10.

This fact comes courtesy of Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, who tweeted a series of “top 10” items about Windows 10. Needless to say, some are more important/impressive than others. But here’s the list, rewritten with just a bit of commentary:

  1. More than 75 million devices are now running Windows 10.
  2. Windows 10 has been installed in 192 countries around the world, which is virtually every country on earth.
  3. More than 90,000 unique PC or tablet models have been upgraded to Windows 10.
  4. Even “some devices” manufactured in 2007 have successfully been upgraded to Windows 10.
  5. Gamers have streamed over 122 years of gameplay from Xbox One to Windows 10 devices.
  6. Gamers have received over 10 million Xbox Live achievements, though it’s not clear if these were only in Microsoft Solitaire Collection and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, or in all Xbox Live-capable games that run on Windows 10.
  7. Cortana has told over half a million jokes since Windows 10 launched.
  8. Users are downloading over six times as many apps per device as they were with Windows 8. This one actually confuses me a bit given that the app store situation has not changed a bit since Windows 8, and this is in fact one of the weakest parts of the Windows 10 story.
  9. Over 2,000 organizations are competing in the Upgrade Your World promotion. (Whatever.)
  10. There is no number 10. Mr. Mehdi just thanks a few famous people for helping with Upgrade Your World. Which, yes. Sucks.

75 million PCs is impressive. Mentioning Kim Kardashian in a tweet list of Top 10s about Windows 10 is not.