Build 2016: Windows 10 now powering 270 million active installations

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Eight months after the initial release of Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system, it is already running on 270 million active installations worldwide. The company revealed this data today, at their annual developer conference BUILD, and according to Microsoft, Windows 10 has seen the fastest adoption rate across all versions of Windows.

Windows 10 was initially released on July 29th 2015 as the successor to their previous desktop operating system, Windows 8.1. The update received great reviews from users and Microsoft continued to improve the operating system with the release of the “November Update” in late 2015. As previously stated, Windows 10 was adopted quickly by users due to it being a free update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, and managed to hit a 50 million install count in just 2 weeks of its release.

Previously in January, Microsoft added that Windows 10 had outpaced Windows 7, the most widely used desktop operating system. The quick adoption in the consumer and enterprise sectors has given rise to developer interest for Windows Store apps. We may see a sudden rise in the adoption rate in the next few months before the end of July as users will try to upgrade to Windows 10 before the “free” update policy expires.

What do you think of the fast adoption rate of Windows 10 and have you updated to the latest and greatest version of Windows? Let us know in the comments below.

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