Report: After a month, 50% of all Windows 10 PCs runs April 2018 Update

Posted 01 June 2018 23:48 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

A month after its release, the latest large Windows 10 update has been installed on 50% of all Windows 10 systems, according to a report by advertising company AdDuplex. Distribution of the update outpaced that of previous large Windows updates.The Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803)  reached the 50% mark two times faster than the Fall Creators Update that was released in October last year. The Fall Creators Update (version 1709) was installed on 50% of all Windows 10 systems after about 2 months. Microsoft released the Creators Update (version 1703) in April 2017 and that update was installed on 50% of the Windows 10 systems in mid-July last year

The April 2018 Update is now the most used Windows 10 version according to the AdDuplex report. The update is installed on exactly 50% of all Windows 10 computers. Second most used Windows 10 version is the Fall Creators Update which is installed on 43% of all Windows 10 computers. Older Windows 10 versions are hardly used anymore and account for 6.8% of all Windows 10 systems. The remaining 0.2% is made up by Windows Insiders that are running a preview build of the upcoming large Windows 10 update, code named Redstone 5.

The April 2018 Update adds the Timeline feature to Windows 10 which allows users to view what they have done on their system the last 30 days. It also introduced Focus Assistant which makes it possible to disable notifications on specific times or for a specific duration. Also Dictation was added that allows users to take a note or write a document with voice input.

The Windows operating system accounts for 88.53% of all desktop operating systems. Numbers from NetApplications show that Windows 7 is still the most popular Windows version and is on 43.79% of all Windows computers. Windows 10 is the second most used Windows version and installed on 31.30% of all Windows PCs.

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