Microsoft once again claims Windows 10 is running on 700 million PCs

At the Ignite 2018 conference Microsoft has once again claimed Windows 10 is running on over  700 million active devices.

This is not the first time the company has made the claim, but hopefully, on this occasion, it will stick.

Microsoft’s last official numbers were 600 million in November 2017, meaning it has taken 11 months to add the last 100 million users.

At the release of Windows 10 in 2015 Microsoft targetted  1 billion Windows 10 devices in 3 years. The company missed that target, which was based on selling millions of Windows Mobile devices also, by 300 million devices, though a further bump is expected due to the sunsetting of Windows 7 in 2020.

Microsoft’s other goal – that people will start to love Windows, is likely more important, and I think probably missed by a wider shot.