Around 14M PCs Upgraded to Windows 10 Within its First Day of Launch
Microsoft is currently seeing an “unprecedented demand” for its recently released Windows 10 operating system. According to the company, around fourteen million people have upgraded to the new OS within the first 24 hours of its launch, making it one of the most quickly downloaded desktop operating systems in the world.
After the generally ill-received Windows 8, Microsoft is no doubt trying its level best to bring as many people on board with Windows 10 as possible. Not only has it made the upgrade procedure simple, but it’s even sending every Windows user the installation notification.
Further, Redmond made the new OS available as a free update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users – a move that surely helped it reach the 14M figure.
As part of its roll-out strategy, Microsoft is seeding out the updates in multiple waves, so there are many more people still waiting for their upgrade to arrive.
“We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe”, Microsoft wrote on its Windows blog. “We are doing everything we can to upgrade the world to Windows 10 as quickly as possible over the coming days and weeks ahead.”
At its peak, Windows 10 downloads reportedly accounted for eight per cent of all Internet traffic on the day one. Microsoft even hosted events at several locations worldwide to celebrate the Windows 10 launch.
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