Published: Thu, January 03, 2019
IT | By Darin Griffith

Windows 10 update struggling to take off

Windows 10 update struggling to take off

According to Net Market Share, however, all that changed in December when Windows 10's worldwide market share jumped 1.08 percent to 39.22 percent, while Windows 7's declined by 1.99 percent to 36.90 percent. Windows 8 is at 1.3 percent, and Windows Vista is at 0.45 percent. Some of this may be an ongoing correction since it isn't clear why Windows 7 (32-bit) would see positive adoption figures this late in its life cycle, but the size of the gap between consumer and gamer adoption of Windows 10 shows that the two markets are on very different trajectories.

Except there will. If you're willing to pony up the cash, Redmond will keep those updates coming for another three years via paid-for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023.

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Build 18305 brought with it a number of interesting new features, but Windows Sandbox is potentially one of the biggest surprises. For business users especially this will be the case. The OS version was launched around 10 years ago. As of May, 2018, Windows 10 was running on 700 million devices. Microsoft already confirmed previous year that its Windows 10 OS version has been installed on 700 million devices including PCs, Xbox, tablets and phones. One year later, it admitted that prediction was overly optimistic-partly because of the demise of the Windows Phone. This is what made it possible for Windows 10 to become the "most popular desktop OS" in December.

Apparently, we aren't yet done with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update issues.

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Microsoft originally hoped for Windows 10 to get 2-3 billion users within the first two/three years of release, and that, of course, didn't end up happening.

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