Microsoft Says More Than 800 Million Devices Running on Windows 10

Microsoft has over 800 million users on Windows 10 but it’s still falling short of crossing the 1 billion mark.

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The company was expected to have 1 billion users after three years of Windows 10 release.

Microsoft on Thursday said that its Windows 10 operating system (OS) is now running on more than 800 million active devices worldwide, one step closer to its goal of 1 billion Windows 10 users.

"Thank you to all our customers and partners for helping us achieve 800 million Windows 10 devices and the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows," Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life and Devices Group tweeted.

Microsoft had originally expected to attain the goal of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices globally in three years after its release, but it missed the target last year.

The company announced in September 2018 that over 700 million devices were running Windows 10. This clearly means that the company has been able to add over 100 million new users in less than six months.

Since its first release in July 2015, it has taken almost three years and eight months for Windows 10 to reach the goal of 800 million, which wasn’t the official target back then, as we’ve mentioned above.

The company is eager for most of its users, especially those on Windows 7 to upgrade and it is doing everything possible, including offering Windows 10 at a discount.

Now that it has fixed issues with Windows 10 and its updates, Microsoft is actively working on its next update for Windows 10 that will be rolling out sometime next year.

And the biggest cosmetic change to the naked eye is the addition of a new theme that can be chosen as the default one.

The feature is already available to Windows Insider members, who got access to pre-released versions of Windows, which helps Microsoft iron out the bugs and issues in it. Windows is letting you make the decision about switching themes, which is why, once the update hits users, you won’t see the changes automatically.

In addition to this, Windows 10 will finally let you pause its consistently irritating update cycle, suited to how you want it to work.

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